Group of people march in protest and hold a banner supporting Stop Line 3.

Everyday is Indigenous People’s Day

This Monday, Hesperian did not observe Columbus Day. Our organization made a conscious decision to not honor the holiday, not reinforce the misinformation that Columbus’ “discovered” the Americas, and not celebrate the violence and genocide…
Safe abortion is essential healthcare! Sept 28th. International Safe Abortion Day.

Women choose. We help.

Mexico’s highest court ruled unanimously this month to decriminalize abortion and set the precedent to legalize abortion nation-wide. While the focus is on abortion, it is impossible not to be moved by the words of liberation and justice the…
Group of people stare at flooded area of village.

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

The headlines have been bleak. Hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes, all caused or intensified by climate change, have destroyed homes, businesses and crops, and displaced families all over the world. Not to mention the toxic spills from…
A health worker talks and points to an illustration of a midwife helping a mother and baby.

Midwives for Every Community

National Midwifery Week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the essential role that midwives play in delivering ethical, culturally appropriate, quality health care. This year’s theme is "Midwives for Every Community" – and we…