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CHANGE Welcomes Nomination of Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator  

Posted on April 30, 2015

In response to today’s White House announcement of the nomination of Gayle Smith as USAID administrator, Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) issued the following statement: “We applaud President Obama’s decision to nominate Ms. Smith as USAID administrator."


Statement on the Passing of Valerie DeFillipo  

Posted on April 21, 2015

In response to the passing of Valerie DeFillipo, founding executive director of Family Planning 2020, Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) issued the following statement today: “All of us at CHANGE are saddened by Valerie’s passing and we extend our heartfelt thoughts and condolences to her family and friends. Valerie served on CHANGE’s very first board of directors in 2002 and was a deeply respected leader and mentor. Her unwavering commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) was unparalleled. Her dedication to her work, to her colleagues, and to SRHR will be sorely missed.”


Response to Rape in Conflict Must Include Abortion Access, Say Advocates and Providers  

Posted on March 12, 2015

At an NGO/Commission on the Status of Women panel held in New York today, human rights, women’s rights, and service provider organizations highlighted the importance of access to abortion services as part of government responses to gender-based violence in conflict.


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