Louise Melling has optimism when she goes to work every day at the American Civil Liberties Union because she believes the right for women and men to access abortion is important for people to take care of their families and participate in any aspect of life. Melling sees people “understanding what the threat is and really being prepared to speak on behalf of what’s important.” She says the “power of your own voice” can move neighbors, the legislature, and the courts.
We want you to hear the voices of Hewlett’s Global Development and Population grantees who are helping expand women’s reproductive and economic choices, and promote government responsiveness to developing country citizens by increasing transparency, participation, and use of robust research and data in decisions.
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