This article was originally posted in Lancet Journal Volume 389, No. 10079, p1588–1592, 22 April 2017 

There are many uncertainties in global health. Major policy changes risk affecting women's reproductive health, internal displacement and refugee crises are raging in many parts of the world, and weak public health systems are not readily responsive to emerging health threats. Many countries face fragility, conflict, and economic upheavals. But there is also inspiration and hope in the amazing resilience of communities, as seen in post-Ebola west African countries, and in the power of voice and collective action among informed citizens who are advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women.