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Medium June 3, 2019
With America choking off access state by state to reproductive health care for millions of women, it’s hard to think beyond these infringements on our own rights to think about the state of reproductive justice in the rest of the world. Yet, globally, there’s much to celebrate. Read about it here!
Medium May 10, 2019
This Mother’s Day, it’s time we own up: we do not have reproductive justice in America. Just in time to celebrate all moms, the Center for Disease Control has issued a new study confirming shocking racial disparities in maternal mortality in the United States, with African American women dying in childbirth at 3–4 times the rate of white women. In New York City, Washington, DC, New Jersey, and states resisting Medicaid expansion, the disparity is at least twice that.
TV-PIX 11 May 7, 2019
New York's WPIX 11 highlights the "21 Leaders for the 21st Century" awards, given by Women's eNews. Honored to have WomenStrong International founder Dr. Susan Blaustein recognized among so many distinguished champions for women's equality.
News Release March 5, 2019
"Strong Girls Make Strong Women" now readily available
News Release October 19, 2018
WomenStrong International Executive Director Dr. Susan M. Blaustein Receives Asia Initiatives' Ban Ki-moon Award for Women's Empowerment
The recognition was presented by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the 17th Annual Asia Initiatives Gala
News Release October 11, 2018
From fighting for equal pay to singing a feminist anthem, women are changing the world every day. Here is what we are reading this month.
We are broadening our WomenStrong learning community to be truly global, enabling many more organizations and individuals to share and learn what works to help empower girls and women with sister organizations worldwide. We are eager to find, fund, nurture, and share effective, women-driven solutions to extreme urban poverty across the globe. Learn more here!
Menstrual stigma – coupled with harmful cultural practices, poor sanitation, and a lack of menstrual supplies – causes African girls to miss as much as 20 percent of school. But Ms. Abenaa Akuamoa-Boateng of WomenStrong founding member Women’s Health to Wealth is working to change that in Ghana’s Ashanti region.
Dr. Susan M. Blaustein
Founder and Executive Director
About WomenStrong International
WomenStrong International is a global community of organizations working with women and girls to end extreme urban poverty. We start and end by listening to urban women and girls, who know best what they need, in order to thrive. WomenStrong finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that can transform lives. Learn More