ICW Joins Other Organizations in Calling for Universal Access to Reproductive Health

In the midst of critical discussions regarding U.S. foreign assistance reform and a re-write of the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act, more than 50 faith-based, human rights, health, development and environmental organizations and program implementers have endorsed specific recommendations for expanding access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as critical to achieving development goals. The document, "Action Steps for the Health and Rights of Women and Youth: Alleviating Poverty and Promoting Human Security and Stability," stresses that investing in women and youth is critical for alleviating poverty, promoting human security, and building more stable nations, all of which are central tenets of U.S. foreign policy and goals of U.S. foreign assistance. Recommendations include integrating health services, strengthening health systems for greater access, and making sexual and reproductive health and rights global priorities.

Action Steps for the Health and Rights of Women and Youth: Alleviating Poverty and Promoting Human Security and Stability, August 2009 - in English.

*Blurb above taken from the website of CHANGE.