It’s Friday, which is usually most people’s excuse for some kind of frippery. Not us though.

Today’s double header isĀ from a reproductive health NGO called EngenderHealth.

The first video highlights the ‘Global Gag Rule’, which was part of the Bush administration’s effort to undermine women’s reproductive rights, through it’s simplistic and ideologically driven approach to family planning. Obama overturned the ‘Mexico City policy’ as one of his first actions as President.

The second video highlights how family planning is a key issue in pretty much every single major global issue, as part of EngenderHealth’s 3for1 campaign.

Both pretty simple nubs, so perfect for a Friday afternoon.

You can find out more about EngenderHealth’s work in this video and there’s lot of interesting stories on their YouTube channel.

Have a good weekend folks!