Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women and girls globally by shaping the development and implementation of U.S. policies. We do this by bringing evidence and research to US policy makers; bringing women from sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia to Washington, D.C. to meet directly with US government officials; and working closely with women's health, development, and human rights organizations. We envision a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized, and where comprehensive, integrated sexual and reproductive health services are accessible and available to all, free from coercion, violence, and discrimination.

  1. Maternal and Child Health
    International Day for Maternal Health and Rights: A Call for Action

    Post written by Serra Sippel and Bergen Cooper. The International Day for Maternal Health and Rights was launched in 2014 by…

  2. Education
    Celebrating Girls, Transforming Girl Engagement

    Post written by Devan Shea, Senior Policy and Partnerships Associate at CHANGE Girls are at the heart of building a sustainable,…

  3. SRHR
    Decriminalization of Sex Work is a Human Rights Issue

    Written by Preston Mitchum, Policy Research Analyst, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) Decriminalization is a social justice issue…

  4. Rights
    42 Years of Betraying Women and Girls Around the World

    By CHANGE President Serra Sippel It’s distressing, but not surprising, that women’s health and rights in the U.S. are under…