Anika Rahman is a well-known thought leader and has written extensively on topics ranging from human rights, women’s rights, reproductive rights and sustainability to non-profit leadership, management and philanthropy.

THOUGHT PIECES AND OP-EDS

BOOKS

Female Genital Mutilation: A Practical Guide to Worldwide Laws & Policies

The book opens with a description of female circumcision/female genital mutilation, its history and its consequences for health. The authors look at the reasons used to justify it—control of women’s sexuality, tradition, interpretation of religious dictates—and present a history of the movement working to combat it.

Anika Rahman oversaw the development and writing of the following series:

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives

With the new millennium upon us, we should take this opportunity to consider how recent positive developments can be replicated elsewhere to shape a future in which reproductive rights are recognized worldwide as basic human rights. A woman’s ability to plan her reproductive life depends upon her having access to the full range of contraceptive methods, provided in a setting in which she may make an informed choice. An estimated 350 million couples worldwide do not have access to the family planning services they need. More