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Planned Parenthood Global hosts NYC book launch for Health Actions for Women

March 06, 2015

It’s a project that has been years in the making; 19 years, if you trace back to the original moment of inspiration, which was sparked during a conversation between Dr. Melissa Smith and a group of midwives in Guatemala in 1996. Melissa was leading a workshop on safe motherhood and family planning, field testing material for Hesperian’s Where Women Have No Doctor. The midwives loved it -- but they wanted more.

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What do Paul Farmer, Rigoberta Menchú, and Cecile Richards have in common?

February 23, 2015

Everyone from Paul Farmer to Judy Norsigian, Cecile Richards to Ela Bhatt agree: if you care about the health and wellbeing of women and girls, you need Health Actions for Women. Have you ordered your copy?

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Hesperian releases highly anticipated new title: Health Actions for Women

February 19, 2015

“No other resource today provides such concrete tools to engage communities and empower women of all ages to build lasting change from the ground up. A triumph!” —Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Women’s health is more than medicine; the social barriers to good health for women and girls are difficult to discuss and resolve. Hesperian’s new title, Health Actions for Women: Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change provides a wealth of accessible, engagingly illustrated activities, strategies, and stories that address the social obstacles and practices that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives.

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