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Young people need more contraceptive options — and more room at the discussion table

Posted on May 10, 2019  | 

Youth advocate Cleopatra Shiella Makura discusses the importance of a wide variety of contraceptives and HIV prevention tools being available to young people, and the need to include their voices in decision-making.

COMPASS Reverse Congressional Delegation Advocates: Impress, Inspire, Inform, and Invigorate

Posted on April 19, 2019  | 

Young women’s health advocates Maria Kapira, Cleopatra Sheilla Makura, Thandie Msukuma, Dr. Lilian Benjamin Mwakyosi, and Hilda Zenda visited CHANGE in Washington, D.C. during a COMPASS Africa reverse congressional delegation on HIV prevention.

Self-Managed Abortion: Women Practicing Autonomy Not Criminal Activity

Posted on April 15, 2019  | 

To commemorate International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, Dr. Serina Floyd of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. discusses the importance of self-managed abortion options that are legal, safe, and accessible.

#IntlMHDay: We must end U.S. policies that threaten global maternal health and rights

Posted on April 11, 2019  | 

On International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, our Advocacy and Partnerships Associate Zoë Bulls calls for higher quality maternal health care, greater respect for maternal rights, and an end to U.S. policies — such as the Global Gag Rule — that threaten maternal health and rights worldwide.

New documentary: The Global Gag Rule: The “Prolife” Death Warrant

Posted on April 8, 2019  | 

Former CHANGE intern Niamh Nolan describes the inspiration for and creative process behind her documentary about the Global Gag Rule, which she created to help end this dangerous and inhumane policy.

Women’s political efficacy fosters hope for women’s health in the 116th Congress

Posted on February 21, 2019  | 

Our policy intern Nada Ahmed discusses women's efficacy in politics and outlines what the freshman class of Congressional females means for polices that pertain to women.

They’re Safe, Effective, and Pleasurable — Why Aren’t Internal Condoms More Widely Used?

Posted on February 14, 2019  |  Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health

On National Condom Day, Research Intern Deekshita Ramanarayan explores the benefits of internal condoms for pleasure and health and potential reasons why they are not more widely used.

Three Ways the Nordic Model Falls Short

Posted on December 17, 2018  | 

Advocacy and Partnerships Associate Zoë Bulls and Research Analyst Victoria Watson offer a critique of the Nordic Model, which seeks to disincentivize sex work as a form of income by penalizing the purchase of sex. They explore how this model is ineffective, problematic, and endangers the health and safety of sex workers.