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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.


#GivingTuesday: Creating a world in which women and girls are empowered

Posted on November 20, 2018  | 

#GivingTuesday will take place on November 27, and will kick off the holiday season by inspiring people to give back. We would be honored if you stood in solidarity with us in achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls everywhere by donating to CHANGE this #GivingTuesday.


NCDs are a gendered issue. So why didn’t UNGA emphasize women’s health?

Posted on November 1, 2018  | 

Global Health Corps fellow and Research Analyst Victoria Watson attended the United Nations General Assembly third high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and reflects on the lack of focus on women's health.


Sparking collaborative activism at IAC 2018

Posted on August 29, 2018  |  Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women, Girls, and HIV, U.S. Foreign Policy & Funding

CHANGE President Serra Sippel stood before a crowd of attendees at the 2018 International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Amsterdam and rallied them to build their momentum. “There is no rest in the resistance,” she said.


2018 Blog Carnival: International Day for Maternal Health and Rights (#IntlMHDay)

Posted on April 11, 2018  |  Maternal Health

In celebration of the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, advocates and global health organizations shared blog posts about comprehensive, safe maternal and reproductive health care.


Mourning the loss of Prudence Mabele, HIV activist

Posted on July 11, 2017  | 

The Center for Health and Gender Equity mourns the loss of Prudence Mabele, a pioneer of HIV activism and defender of women’s human rights.


International Day for Maternal Health and Rights: A Call for Action

Posted on April 11, 2017  |  Maternal Health

Maternal rights violations continue to persist and the United Nations’ recognition of this day would bring much-needed attention and funding to address health and rights challenges so many women face.


Between Her and Her Rights: Criminalization of Sex Work is the Barrier

Posted on December 16, 2016  | 

Around the world, criminal laws on sex work prevent sex workers from accessing the health and legal systems that should serve them—and that must change.