Global Activism: Fighting for Women's Reproductive Health

March 28, 2006

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Jane Roberts—Co-Founder, 34 Million Friends of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)

In 2002 the Bush administration announced it would withhold $34 million dollars that Congress allocated to the UNFPA—the United Nations Population Fund. Jane Roberts got the idea to ask 34 million Americans to donate at least $1 to show that Americans support UNFPA's efforts to support vulnerable women plan families, have safe births, and protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. Jane was so inspired by support they've received that she wrote a poem and a book called 34 Million Friends of the Women of the World.