Today’s Week In Review is dedicated to all the ladies out there. Sexual health issues affect everyone, despite what some politicians and other conservative folks might think. However, this week I’m putting the spotlight on women.
On March 14th, Texas governor will make cuts to affordable healthcare for 130,000 low-income women. The Medicaid Women’s Health program provides preventive health care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and annual exams. Texas women are not giving up without a fight and have launched a statewide road trip. Dont’ mess with Texas women.
Thursday, March 8th was International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual day dedicated to women’s economic, political, and social achievements. People and organizations across the globe celebrated in different ways. While everyday is IWD for me, this year I hope people focus on the health status of women, which is currently being undermined worldwide. Improving women’s health is critical for humanitarian, economic, and social security issues. USAID has an infographic explaining the benefits of investing in women.
(poster by Favianna Rodriguez)
Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to set your clocks forward on Sunday. Spring ahead!