Anika Rahman is the newly appointed president & CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the leading national social justice foundation committed to building women’s power to ignite change. She is the former president of Americans for UNFPA and the founding director of International Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Poor Women Pay the Price in the Right’s War on Women’s Health
On Friday, February 18, the U.S. House of Representatives dealt a crushing blow to the health and well-being of millions of women across America: in a 240-185 vote, the the House approved H.R. 1 -- also known the Pence Amendment -- which would prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding for any purpose, including providing basic preventive health care to women and families.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Giving Birth Should Not Cause Death
After a lot of work, I succeeded in becoming pregnant for the first time at the age of 38. Like so many professional women of my generation, I had been too busy establishing my career to think much about children earlier, so I was overjoyed. It never crossed my mind that I might die in childbirth. But I almost did. The reasons I survived reveal much about women's lives worldwide.