Many young women in Zambia believe that they won’t be able to get pregnant if they use contraceptives, contributing to a high rate of teenage pregnancies. Seeking to provide easier access to family planning services, government hospitals consider a more proactive approach.
In 2017, the United States reenacted a policy that dramatically limited how reproductive healthcare providers around the world could use its money. But proving the policy’s actual impact on reproductive health programs worldwide, from Nepal to Zimbabwe, is difficult: Some providers found funding elsewhere, while others are reluctant to share information about their work, leading to a lack of data.
Transgender people in Argentina face rampant discrimination when looking for work and even after they’re hired. But transgender people and other activists are opening new fronts in the battle against bias, including a bill that would mandate a national hiring quota of transgender people for civil service positions.
People in Indian-administered Kashmir are following India’s ongoing general elections closely, since the outcome may have a direct impact on their state’s semi-autonomous status. But fear of losing that status isn’t enough to bring many of them to the polls.