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Family Planning, Reproductive Health Access Important In Zika Response; Greater Leadership, Support Needed To Advance Women’s Health, Rights

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Family Planning, Reproductive Health Crucial to Zika Response, Says Chloë Cooney
In this podcast, Sean Peoples, multimedia producer at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, highlights remarks from Chloë Cooney, director of global advocacy at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on how the Zika outbreak “demonstrates the critical need of government support for sexual and reproductive health care” (4/22).

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Women Around the World”: It’s Time to Break Barriers to Maternal Health and Rights
Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity, discusses barriers to advancing maternal health, writing, “To break these barriers to maternal health, we need greater leadership and a coordinated global movement to advance the health and human rights of all women and girls. … When the health and rights of all women and girls are respected, protected, and honored, they can live the lives they want and build communities that are safe, just, and thriving” (4/25).

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