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Hesperian’s Sarah Shannon Receives Prestigious Social Justice Award

April 10, 2015

At Hesperian, we know that our Executive Director Sarah Shannon is a tireless advocate for social justice. It is reflected in her work and leadership every day, most recently as co-author of Health Actions for Women.

Her commitment to serve and support
people who have been impoverished and marginalized was recognized this week by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, which presented her with the Ruth Roemer Social Justice Leadership Award. (Read the full press release.)

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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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