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As the pace of global social and environmental change accelerates, truly sustainable development requires resilient communities. From remote forest villages to new urban slums, local communities depend on networks of resilience to obtain the critical elements of survival: water, food, health, energy, livelihoods, and security.

Programmatic and Policy Recommendations for Addressing Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse

Obstetric fistula is “not just a medical issue, but a human issue,” said Dr. Luc de Bernis, senior maternal health advisor at UNFPA, during a September 27 panel discussion at the Wilson Center.

Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights from the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning

This summer, 26 countries and private donors met at the London Summit on Family Planning to pledge $2.6 billion to expand family planning services to 120 million more women in the poorest countries around the world.

Adolescent Reproductive Health: The Challenge and Benefits of Delaying Sex

There are 1.2 billion adolescents (ages 10 to 19) in the world today, accounting for 17 percent of the global population. They are the largest youth cohort in history, and 90 percent live in the developing world.

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