Happy Holidays from the Section of Family Planning!

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We appreciate your continued interest in our work and support of sexual and reproductive health and rights locally and globally. We hope that you will continue to follow our progress in 2015.

To continue to support us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for our email list. We regularly email the latest information on our research, education, and policy initiatives, and our social media actively engages in conversations about sexual and reproductive health locally, nationally, and internationally.

If you would like to make a financial donation, your generosity will help us attain sexual and reproductive health and well-being for girls, women and families. Please designate your tax-deductible gift to the Section of Family Planning. Your gift is greatly appreciated!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from Ci3!

Ci3 at the University of Chicago wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.

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We believe that advancing sexual and reproductive health and personal well-being depends on building skills and assets among youth.

During this season of giving, help us continue to fulfill our mission by making a tax-deductible donationPlease specify “Ci3” in the Special Instructions box at the bottom of the form.
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Questions? Contact Ci3 Executive Director Dr. Brandon Hill, at (773) 834-8509 or via email.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Nov. 25-Dec. 10

Today marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The campaign will run through December 10.

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From the official website:

The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose November 25 (the International Day Against Violence Against Women) and December 10 (International Human Rights Day) in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights, and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.

This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.  The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:

  • raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
  • strengthening local work around violence against women
  • establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
  • providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies
  • demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
  • creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women
Since 1991, over 5,167 organizations in approximately 187 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign. This year, The University of Chicago Section of Family Planning and Ci3 (the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproduction Health) will join as participants. We will be posting original content and relevant links for each of the 16 days, ranging from personal experiences to film reviews to research.
To join the conversation:

Thank you for your participation, and for your support.