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Health and Rights of Vulnerable Girls and Women are on the Line

Health and Rights of Vulnerable Girls and Women are on the Line

Because the US is one of the largest contributors to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), eliminating US funds to the agency puts the health and rights of the world’s most vulnerable girls and women on the line. Seema Jalan, executive director of the Universal Access Project and Policy at the United Nations Foundation, speaks out against these cuts.

Why Funding Reproductive Health is a Good Investment

Why Funding Reproductive Health is a Good Investment

Del Mar Global Trust is a relatively small foundation. Although most of their grants support organizations that have a more direct association with climate change and related issues, they also support organizations like International Planned Parenthood Federation/WHR that increase access to family planning. Managing Director Elena Marszalek explains why climate and reproductive rights are so connected.

The Climate Change Threat to Global and National Security

The Climate Change Threat to Global and National Security

More than 10 years ago, a dozen distinguished, retired three- and four-star generals and admirals came together to study the projected impacts of climate change on our infrastructure and national security. Cheryl Rosenblum, executive director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, shares their findings.

Universal Access Project Director Seema Jalan Joins Rachel’s Network as Liaison

Universal Access Project Director Seema Jalan Joins Rachel’s Network as Liaison

Universal Access Project Executive Director Seema Jalan, a leading advocate for global women’s reproductive rights, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison. The Universal Access Project, a project of the United Nations Foundation, convenes a unique and innovative community of donors and NGOs to strengthen US support for access to family planning and reproductive health care globally.

What Does Garbage Have to Do With Family Planning?

What Does Garbage Have to Do With Family Planning?

225 million women in developing countries simply want to avoid getting pregnant but face barriers accessing something that costs on average $25/per person per year to deliver. Seema Jalan, executive director of the Universal Access Project and Policy at the United Nations Foundation, explains how family planning services have allowed one man in Uganda to pursue his gift for environmental entrepreneurship, creating positive ripple effects in his community.

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