Ruth Rosa

Ruth Rosa


Ruth is currently finishing her BA in History at Montclair State University, NJ.  She is interested in immigration and refugees, especially those of Europe and the Middle East. Born and raised in New Jersey, she is the eldest of nine and cherishes the importance of life and family. She loves to research and dig into stories and events in order to understand more about the world and where it is standing. An avid traveler, she has visited eleven countries in less than ten years. In the future, she hopes to continue her travels and advance her studies with a MA in History.


As what Pope Saint John Paul once said “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” Family is the foundation of the world; in which we have to defend it no matter its cost. We are living in a world filled with ups and downs, but the one important thing that we have to care for is life and family.


“Migration is not a choice, but a necessity”

On May 22, 2017, The Holy See hosted an event titled “Ensuring the Right of all to remain in dignity, peace and security in their countries of origin.” This highlighted a very important topic: migration. The Holy See, with other presenters, kept repeating, “Migration is not a choice, but a necessity.” Today, we live in […]

Ruth Rosa | May 25, 2017


“Guidance to focus on the Youth’s Sexuality”

On April 21, 2017, Columbia University hosted an event about the implementation of a guidance called “Fulfill: Young People’s Sexual Rights!” The organizers of this event were the Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) together with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) who developed the guidance. Panelist included representatives […]

Ruth Rosa | May 3, 2017


Canada Helps Africa with Sexual Reproductive Health

Recently, Canada has developed nine new grants which would ‘improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in Africa.’ Having donated $4.5 million dollars for this research, Canada ensures Africa will one day have a better healthcare system. As mention in the grant, it would help improve maternal and child health globally. An article by […]

Ruth Rosa | April 17, 2017


Kenya: “We can improve and save millions”

“If we can reach the poorest and the most vulnerable populations with quality sexual and reproductive health information and services, we can save many lives and improve countless others” mentioned news reporter Okun Oliech of U-report, an organization that promotes abortion in Kenya. He wrote this on Friday, April 7th. Kenya’s abortion policy allows women […]

Ruth Rosa | April 12, 2017


Asking Advice or Donating to Planned Parenthood?

Yesterday, I watched a Vanity Fair YouTube video with Emma Watson giving advice to people at Grand Central Station in New York. To get direct advice from Watson, via FaceTime, one would have to pay $2. Emma Watson, an acclaimed actress known for her work in the Harry Potter films and the live action film […]

Ruth Rosa | April 3, 2017


CSW61: “Contraception is a lifesaving service”

During the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), Denmark hosted an event on March 20th, 2017 on “Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergency Response.” The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted the event. Panelists informed the audience of the great need for sexual and reproductive health centers in countries that are in war […]

Ruth Rosa | March 31, 2017


Our First Impressions on CSW61

Co-written by Sarah Kepins and Ruth Rosa   This year we had the privilege of attending the annual Commission on the Status of Women [CSW61] at the United Nations, as C-Fam interns. CSW tries to promote gender equality and empowerment for women. It is important to attend these conferences, as well as the side events, […]

Ruth Rosa | March 14, 2017


Should Women Migrant Workers Leave their Families in Order to Work?

On February 17th, I attended a UN Women conference which addressed women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. I focus on migration and immigration, in my current studies, so I was understandably interested in the event. Migrations is an urgent issue affecting the globe, and it occurs for many […]

Ruth Rosa | March 3, 2017

Marriage and the Family

Gift from God or from an app?

What if there were an app that would allow women to use natural family planning rather than contraceptives? Well, there is one. Recently, an app called Natural Cycles was created to help couples use a natural way for family planning. Instead of contraceptives, the creators of this app, a married couple, thought that there should be […]

Ruth Rosa | February 18, 2017

Human Rights

To be or not to be… Abstinent

“BirthControl is no longer covered by health insurance. Congrats USA, you’re doing your part to keep women out of the work force. #smfh.” These words came from the famous actress Jessica Chastain, a week before the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Why? She wanted to show that women are in need of it and […]

Ruth Rosa | January 26, 2017