In Developing Countries, Periods Aren't The Problem

Do free maxi pads help keep girls in developing countries in school? Not if their periods weren't making them miss class in the first place. » 4/27/10 12:30pm 4/27/10 12:30pm

The Cost Of Unsafe Abortions

A new study says unsafe abortions cost the developing world $341 million a year, and if all the women who needed care actually got it, that number would double. Contraception and safe abortion are much cheaper. [Guttmacher Institute] » 10/05/09 7:40pm 10/05/09 7:40pm

Are Women The New "Deserving Poor"?

In this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make the provocative claim that ending discrimination against women and girls may end poverty and even terrorism. » 8/20/09 12:00pm 8/20/09 12:00pm

Educate A Girl "And She Will Do The Rest"

For developing countries, the road out of poverty may begin in the classroom — with girls like the one at left. So says Jonathan Alter in this week's Newsweek » 9/22/08 4:40pm 9/22/08 4:40pm, and he's got lots of data to back him up. Girls who go to school are more likely to have healthy children, forgo genital mutilation for their daughters, and…