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  • Medium June 3, 2019

    Global Reproductive Justice in 2019: Our Very Survival Depends on It

    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, Reproductive Justice for All American Women

    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

    The Women's eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Gala

    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.

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What We Are Reading in June 2019

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.

Our WomenStrong International Learning Lab Takes Flight!

Dr. Susan M. Blaustein

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!

Ending Stigma around Menstruation to Keep Girls in School

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.

What We Are Reading in May 2019

From debunking gender stereotypes to fighting abortion restrictions, women are changing the world every day. Here is what we are reading this month.

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