Our partner, the Centre for Girls Education, has recently launched their new website. The videos found on the Resources page are a great primer on how we designed and implemented the Hilin Mu program. Click here to watch and learn more!
How family planning frees women and changes the world. Dr. Malcolm Potts, Founder, The OASIS Initiative, University of California, Berkeley, giving the Dr. Samuel A. Cosgrove Memorial Lecture at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in New Orleans, May, 2013. Introduced by Dr. James Breeden, President ACOG.
Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves published on Op Ed in the LA Times on Sunday, June 23rd. They discuss how increasing aid for family planning from 1% to 2% of overseas development aid budgets could make the difference in achieving the lower UN estimates for world population by 2100. Read the full article here: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-potts-graves-population-20190623-story.html
“Family planning education and climate change risk management go hand-in-hand in Africa's Sahel region, with higher temperatures and population growth in forecast.”
The Global Foortprint Network is hosting a panel of experts focused on solutions to move the date of “Earth Overshoot Day” via four pillars of sustainability: cities, energy, food, and population. Learn more about Move the Date and the Global Footprint Network.
As the leader of International Planned Parenthood, Dr. Potts and his team worked in Bangladesh to aid victims of war crimes during their war for independence in 1971, terminating unwanted pregnancies from rape. This groundbreaking work planted the seeds for Bangladesh’s safe abortion services program in the future.
Read the full article in The New York Times here
On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 12:00 pm, join Professor Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of UC Berkeley, along with special guest, Bob Walker, President of the Population Institute, for a presentation and discussion on the demographic implications for food security, stability in the region and unprecedented levels of migration. Learn how evidence-based family planning and girls education policies and programs can help shape the future of the Sahel.
Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Rural Niger by Rosalind Jones was published on September 13, 2018 in Ms. Magazine.
Highlighting the work of the OASIS Initiative in Nigeria and the expansion of Safe Spaces programming to Niger. Read full article here.