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

February 23, 2015

 Bolivia januar 2009. Urbefolkningskvinner på vei hjem fra MAS-kongressen i Oruro.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?

Using this book, we can create enduring change by starting from the experiences of women, by respecting our knowledge, cultures, and traditions, and by bringing our stories to the fore as we work toward a brighter, more just future.” Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Prize Winner, 1992

“A marvelous ‘blueprint for action’ that brings together women and their allies to improve health for a whole community. Along with Where Women Have No Doctor, this book kick-starts the imagination to take collective action, especially where women’s rights and needs are most neglected.” —Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies, Ourselves

 “Tools like Health Actions for Women bolster and propel communities’ efforts to provide high-quality and timely care for patients whose voices have for too long gone unheard. Such efforts are critical to the advancement of the movement for global health equity and the eradication of so much needless suffering among the world’s poor.” —Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners in Health

“Work problems, financial problems, family problems, health problems—these problems are all interrelated. Health Actions for Women helps poor women get together, identify their biggest challenges, and organize to improve their lives and health in lasting, meaningful ways. Every woman should read the book and take action.” —Ela Bhatt, founder, Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA);  Member of the Elders, recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, The Right Livelihood Award, and the Padma Bhushan. 

This invaluable companion resource to Where Women Have No Doctor was field-tested with community groups in 23 countries to ensure that it is accessible and adaptable for cultures all over the world, including the US. If you don’t yet have the 2014 edition of Where Women Have No Doctor, pick it up in a set with Health Actions at a 20% discount. Health Actions for Women is also available in the Women’s Health Set and the Complete Library Set (a complete Hesperian library- 12 books- for less than $200!)

To celebrate the launch of this critical new resource, Hesperian is hosting a series of launch parties and events around the US this winter and spring. If you live in the New York City area, please join us next week for a launch party hosted by Planned Parenthood Global, featuring remarks by authors Melissa Smith and Sarah Shannon and the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, Latanya Mapp Frett. Be sure to RSVP!

Stay tuned for information about other upcoming events in your area, and thanks for supporting Hesperian!

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