Center for Health and Gender Equity

1317 F St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 393-5930 | Fax: (202) 393-5937
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Principal Staff:

Serra Sippel, President; Mary Beth Hastings, Vice President
Mary Beth Hastings, Vice President

Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education
Founded: 1994

Mission Statement:

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to ensure that U.S. international policies and programs promote women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health within a human rights framework. CHANGE believes that every individual has the right to basic information, technologies, and services needed to enjoy a healthy and safe sexual and reproductive life free from coercion and preventable illness. CHANGE envisions a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized and sexual and reproductive health care is accessible and available to all.

Subject Expertise:
Sexual and reproductive human rights in US foreign policy

Key Publications:
Female Condoms and US Foreign Assistance: An Unfinished Imperative for Women's Health
Investing in Reproductive Justice for All