Author Archives: Suzanne Ehlers

Motherhood, It’s Complicated

Originally posted on the Huffington Post A colleague on maternity leave recently sent an e-mail saying what an incredible experience pregnancy is and how she can’t help thinking of the millions of women who go through it without the support … Continue reading »

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Hope in Dialogue: Thoughts on the 5th Asia and Pacific Conference

by Suzanne Ehlers The 5th Asia and Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) is currently underway in Beijing, China. Today, I am moderating a session co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The … Continue reading »

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Don’t Mess Around in Texas

Originally posted on feministing. When I graduated from high school in San Antonio, Texas, I can remember at least two dozen girls (out of a class of 600) pregnant or already with babies. It may seem astonishing now, but it … Continue reading »

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Asia Pacific Alliance Spreads Its Wings

One of the unique features of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) is that it brings together reproductive health (RH), family planning (FP), development and environment nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We in the movement know that all of our activities are linked … Continue reading »

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Refugees and Migrants’ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) is hosting its annual meeting in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. An appropriate location, given the theme of this year’s meeting, Refugees and Migrants and their access to Sexual and Reproductive Health. Conference … Continue reading »

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Notes from the Field: Advocacy Workshop in Thailand

Suzanne Ehlers is Vice President for International Advocacy at PAI. Thailand has been in the international news this last week, as protests against the current Prime Minister’s administration broke out in the streets of Bangkok. Here in the north, in … Continue reading »

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