The (Fatal) Irony of Food Deserts

Written by You Lian Weiner Food deserts are defined by the Central for Disease Control and Prevention as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up a full and healthy diet.” Primarily low-income and minority Americans living in rural areas are subject to the lack […]

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The Global Gag Rule and its effects on the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia

Written by GlobeMed member Paula Moszczynski The Global Gag rule, also known as the “Mexico City Policy”, is one that has existed since the Reagan presidency in 1984. However, it fluctuates with the coming and going of democratic and republican presidents, thus creating a on-again and off-again source of funding for many NGOs that depend […]

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A Lesson on Active Listening

Active Listening is “a kind of a skill that is seductive” —GROW Intern This past weekend, GW’s GROW team visited Northwestern University for a 2-day GROW Institute to prepare each GROW team for their internship. As Jenny, Mackenzie, Biz and I prepare for our upcoming internship with Set Her Free in Kampala, Uganda, I think […]

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Sexual Abuse in India

This past December, I travelled to India with the intention of sipping homemade chai, conversing about Indian freedom fighters with my Mumbai pen pals, and immersing myself in multilingual situations to update my rusty Hindi. I realized that my purpose for this trip wasn’t just to enjoy chai, learn hindi from Indian millenials, and attempt […]

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