International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to both celebrate the lives of women and girls across the world and to reflect on the sobering challenges that remain in ensuring all women and girls have the tools necessary to shape their own destinies.
There may be no greater tool in shaping a woman’s destiny than access to affordable contraception. Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Global division released this video, narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Connie Britton to highlight the critical importance of family planning funding and access around the world.
Investment in global family planning programs is a critical part of building stable communities world-wide. If we want peace we must work for justice, so the saying goes. And if we work for justice that means investing in the lives of the women and girls across the world.