Champions Putting Girls and Women First

Throughout October, singer-songwriter, actress and Population Services International (PSI) Global Ambassador Mandy Moore has been curating’s Girls and Women blog with an eye toward an issue that matters deeply to her: Why investing in women and girls makes economic sense. Mandy has featured articles that focus on empowering women and girls for health and economic

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Girl Child India

On International Day of the Girl Child, Indian Women Speak Out on Why Girls Matter

By Minal Bopaiah, Communications Manager, PSI and Sophie Greenbaum, Graphic Designer, PSI The United Nations has declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl Child, a day to recognize the unique set of challenges facing girls in the world. And while PSI is working tirelessly everyday to further the health and human rights of every woman

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Transgender Thailand

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner: The Reality for Most Transgender People

By Anna Dirksen, PSI Consultant America was buzzing this week with talk about the 22-page Vanity Fair spread on Caitlyn Jenner that dropped onto newsstands June 9th. Caitlyn, who first became famous winning the gold medal in the men’s decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics, talks openly in the article about how difficult it was for her to come

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Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors in Zimbabwe

By Kumbirai Chatora, Director of Social Marketing, PSI Zimbabwe April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise awareness about sexual violence and engage communities on how to prevent it. According to the WHO, an average of 30% of women globally who have been in a relationship report having experienced some form of physical or sexual

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140 Characters of Gender-Based Violence

By: Jenny Tolep, External Relations and Communications This year’s March Madness has fired up more than just crazed basketball fans. It has also propelled a fight against gender-based violence. During the recent Kentucky vs. Arkansas basketball game, Kentucky Wildcats super-fan and PSI Global Ambassador Ashley Judd shared a comment on Twitter stating Arkansas was, “playing

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The economic case for contraceptive choice

By Karl Hofmann, president & CEO, PSI The headlines from India last November seemed anachronistic: “Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations” and “Deaths Put Spotlight on Indian Sterilization Camps”. The days of forced sterilisation must be behind us, aren’t they? Isn’t demographic pressure taking care of itself in the 21st century, through economic growth

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The future of philanthropy

Are we disenchanted with women’s empowerment?

By Kate Roberts A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a room full of women philanthropists at the Women Moving Millions Summit in New York where the theme was ‘power’ and how it can be used to transform the lives of girls and women worldwide. Suddenly the cast of a new musical comedy Disenchanted! appeared on

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Contraception changes everything


Access to contraception is something we often take for granted in the United States. But 222 million women in the developing world – who have an unmet need for contraception – still can’t get it. How can contraception radically change their worlds?

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Why do we need an International Women's Day?

The Guardian gathered four gender-equality campaigners to share their views on feminism and the backlash against women’s rights. Here are some highlights.

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Geeta's story


Dharavi, Mumbai (India).

Ed note. Indrani Goradia, Founder of Indrani’s Light Foundation, just concluded a trip to India to visit PSI-India’s pilot projects to combat gender-based violence. These are her reflections.   

Today I spent time with prostituted women at Shakti Vahini, India’s leading organization to combat human trafficking and slavery.

It broke me. I felt sorrow, anger, rage, and incredible grief.

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Hillary Clinton launches global data project on women and girls

Yesterday at an event on the campus of New York University, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda French Gates, joined by moderator Chelsea Clinton, announced a new global data project on women and girls

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The 50-year journey to India

A day fighting against gender-based violence, with Indrani Goradia

The Indranis Light Foundation and PSI are launching a pilot project with in India to explore solutions to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence and provide survivors with appropriate services.

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