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Prioritizing Women’s Rights Should ‘Be At The Center’ Of Zika Response

The Hill: Zika and the inter-connected fate of women’s rights
Caitlin Horrigan, associate director of global advocacy for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Michelle Dixon, co-director of the Global Progressive Hub

“…Adequately resourcing the Zika fight is not just an American women’s rights issue, it’s a global one. At home and abroad, we should prioritize the rights of women and empower them with the information and services to protect themselves and their families. The world is inter-connected, and that means investing in our shared stake in the health and well-being of all people, no matter where they live. In the fight against Zika, that not only means that Congress should pass a Zika package that broadens access to contraception, but also recognizes that women and their empowerment must be at the center of the response” (9/9).

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