Blog 2017-11-02T16:52:30+00:00


Success is Linked to Women’s Access to Family Planning Services

Women in their 20s are just starting out in their careers and adult life. To help these women become successful, they need access to family planning services—and they have a right to these services.

I am a 22 year old woman. I graduated from the University of Washington in 3 years with 2 degrees. Upon graduating, I started working for the Human Right to Family Planning Initiative and still do. A couple of months later, I […]

By | February 19th, 2018|

Reflections on the 2018 New York City Women’s March

There were crowds of people on the subway going to the rally and march on the Upper West Side of New York City on Saturday, January 20. Some were carrying signs claiming women’s rights and women power, while some focused on the Trump policies that discriminate against women, LGBT, immigrants. The 2017 pussy hats were everywhere, presumably worn by so many of the same people who dusted them off and put them on again, not […]

By | January 24th, 2018|

2017: The #MeToo Movement and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

A Message from the President of Uplift International

It has been a rough year.  The Trump administration has imposed sweeping policy changes globally and locally that adversely affect women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).  At the same time, we have seen a growing movement of empowered women claiming their rights in 2017. This should give us hope.

The Trump administration instituted a draconian policy that undermines women’s right to reproductive health.  The so-called […]

By | December 18th, 2017|

The HR2FP Initiative: An Interview with Dr. Beth Rivin

Let’s face it. We live in a scary time right now. If you are a woman living in the U.S., Ireland, El Salvador, India, or anywhere else, you are probably concerned about your sexual and reproductive health rights—and you should be! It is a time like now that we need organizations in place to help advance women’s health and their basic human rights. The Human Right to Family Planning (HR2FP) Initiative, a new program under […]

By | November 27th, 2017|