Did You Know? Health and Reproductive Rights Edition
Did you know that…
“In 2002, only 62% of sexually experienced female teens had received instruction about contraception before they first had sex, compared with 72% in 1995.” (from the Guttmacher Institute
That over 23% of Latinas do not receive prenatal care in their first trimester? (from the National Latina Institute for Reprodutive Health)
That unsafe abortions account for 13% of maternal deaths around the world? (from the International Women's Health Coalition)
All of these facts come care of organizations that will be represented at NCRW’s 2009 Annual Conference, Igniting Change: Activating Alliances for Social Justice. Experts from the diverse field of health and reproductive rights will gather on Thursday, June 11th to discuss the most pressing needs in women’s health, the opportunities and challenges with the new U.S. administration, and how to bridge divides with other movements to form strong (if unlikely) alliances. These experts are: Adrienne Germain, International Women’s Health Coalition; Silvia Henriquez, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; Loretta Ross, SisterSong; Sharon Camp, Guttmacher Institute; Wendy Chavkin, Heilbrunn Center for Population and Family Health, Columbia University; and Anika Rahman, Americans for UNFPA. For more information on the conference (including how to register) click here.
In the meantime, this is your opportunity to weigh in on the discussion. We are opening up the panel early (after all, it’s never too soon to discuss how to improve women’s health). What would you like to see addressed during the panel? Leave your comments and questions here and they’ll be addressed during the panel.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.