Author Archives: Suzanne Ehlers

PAI Thanks You and Bets Loretta Lynn Does Too

Over the holidays, my father and I were driving in his truck through Texas and heard Loretta Lynn sing The Pill on the radio.

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Numbers Matter, But People Count

If you haven’t heard by now, the world is adding its seven billionth person on Oct. 31, 2011.

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A Win for Women Advocates

Often the best advocacy efforts result in no headlines—meaning that you saved something from being cut or undermined. So in the end, the story is that there is no story.

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The Faces of Seven Billion

I just had my annual exam. Yes, that annual exam, ladies. Aside from the normal things you would discuss with your midwife — how’s the IUD treating you? how’s your 15-month-old? — we also talked shop.

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At Global Leadership Council Meeting, Silence on Family Planning

What Washington insider–or aspiring insider like myself–doesn’t relish the chance to be in the same room with Secretary Clinton, The Honorable Tom Ridge, NBC’s Chuck Todd, and World Bank President Bob Zoellick to talk policy?

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We’re Counting (on) You

On World Population Day, we can expect statements from people all along the political spectrum.

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What’s Missing about the Missing MDG?

UN delegates and advocates gathered last month in New York to assess progress on the Millennium Development Goals. With just five years remaining to meet the goals, and maternal health (Goal 5) the furthest off-track, the MDG Summit was an … Continue reading »

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The new U.N. climate chief should have a strong understanding of women’s issues

Originally published on Grist by Suzanne Ehlers , Negash Teklu, Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando,Wasim Zaman We have a critical opportunity right now to make sure the next U.N. climate chief will serve the needs of the global community of women, and we need … Continue reading »

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Whoa Canada

Originally published on the Huffington Post. Canada did its best this week to act like George W. Bush. The government excluded family planning from a new maternal health initiative for developing countries it planned to launch at the G8 meeting … Continue reading »

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The U.N. Men’s Club

Originally published on Grist. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced an important new climate change financing group last week, but out of the 19 people named, no women were included. This is unfortunate because women will bear the brunt of the … Continue reading »

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