On April 8, the Institute's Global Health and Development program hosted a panel to discuss the window of opportunity referred to as the demographic dividend: when fertility rates decline and policy investments increase across sectors—such as health, education, finance and security— to jumpstart economic growth.
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day.
This election season, the candidates have sparred over all the predictable topics: unemployment, the national debt, gun control. But they have also faced off over on an issue that stopped being controversial a long time ago for most Americans and for most of the world: family planning.
“Poverty is a multidisciplinary issue. Most of what we do in this space is about who we are… we must honor who we are when trying to contribute to efforts to alleviate poverty. So, do what you do best to help, and bring your A game.” Jonathan C.
On April 7th, Joyce Banda, a founding member of The Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health (GLC), was sworn in as the first female president of Malawi. President Banda – a dedicated advocate for women’s empowerment – is only the second woman to serve as head-of-state in Africa, joining fellow GLC member President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.