Agness Achan eats vegetables in her kitchen. She is among a growing number of Ugandan girls and women who struggle with eating disorders.
(Photo by Edna Namara for GPJ Uganda)

Western eating disorders hit Uganda, hurting teen girls’ health

Eating disorders are on the rise in Uganda as the country is increasingly influenced by images from around the world.
Oct 19, 2016
Donormaal invites audiences members onstage at the Stomp the Patriarchy event to celebrate the anniversary of #ShoutYourAbortion. (Photo by Melissa Lin.)

#ShoutYourAbortion anniversary event shows strengths of emerging movement

One year after the start of the social media hashtag, #ShoutYourAbortion is developing into an inclusive women's health and women's rights movement.
Sep 15, 2016
Women in Nepal adopted a sanitary kit program after ideas from the local community were incorporated into the project. (Photo by Good Neighbors International Nepal.)

The importance of the local in Global Health education

The classroom is the right place to practice the importance of local community input when it comes to international aid.
Jun 16, 2016
Birth control pills and other forms of contraceptive are only available to Washington women with a prescription.

Could Washington follow the world in easing access to birth control pills?

Oregon and California have joined most other countries in allowing women access to birth control pills without a doctor's prescription. Is Washington next?
Feb 11, 2016
Salmon on sale line the seafood window at the Ballard Fred Meyer. (Photo by Barbara Clabots)

Why female salmon consumers need more transparency

With the FDA putting AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon on shelves last month, health concerns among the female consumer should be a prime consideration.
Dec 28, 2015
Girls at an orphanage outside of Nakuru, Kenya, celebrate the arrival of their menstrual kits made by the Days for Girls Ocala Florida Chapter. (Photo courtesy Days for Girls)

Simple feminine-hygiene kits empower girls

Days for Girls International provides feminine-hygiene kits for girls in parts of the world without access to commercial products.
May 9, 2014
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Let’s talk about female circumcision

Northwest immigrants and their doctors grapple with female circumcision.
Apr 10, 2014
Ballard-based One By One foundation founder Heidi Breeze-Harris. One by One is a local movement against the birthing injury, fistula. (Photo by Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

A Mother’s Day gift from Seattle to Kenya

Motivated by her own complicated pregnancy, Heidi Breeze-Harris founded One by One, a Seattle-based organization working to wipe out obstetric fistula in Africa.
May 10, 2013
One by One, a local NGO founded by Heidi Breeze-Harris (right) to fight fistula, is one of a dozen small local organizations being honored today. (Photo courtesy Seattle International Foundation)

5 secrets to Seattle’s success fighting global poverty

“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature and that great interest in global causes.” Want proof? Look no further than the 250 women and men filling the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom in downtown Seattle this morning. They […]
Dec 7, 2012