Entries by Marcela

Men are still missing: Making family planning more gender-inclusive

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer, and Olivia Carlson, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer International Men’s Day, celebrated every November 19, honors the positive contributions that men make to society and raises awareness about men’s health and well-being. This year’s theme is “Better health for men and boys,” which provides an opportunity to reflect on […]

Leveling the Playing Field in Nigeria Through Adalci

Written by: Keerthana Hirudayakanth, Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria Intern In Northern Nigeria, women’s participation in conversations about their own health is not always a given. Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria is trying to change this by positioning female inclusion, health, and well-being within religious social norms that emphasize fairness and justice. The goal of adalci is to provide a level […]

The Self-Care Tools for Building a Better Tomorrow

Written by Kasey Henderson, Advocacy Coordinator, Population Services International, and Susan Leibtag, Compass Curator, Breakthrough ACTION As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, our daily habits have had to shift in response. We have become accustomed to wearing a mask while outside our homes to protect ourselves and others from disease. Washing our hands for […]