Merle Hoffman

A leader in the struggle for women’s rights

Choices East | Project Russia

From 1992 to 1994, Merle Hoffman worked toward the goal of bringing women’s services to Russia.

On November 2, 1992, the Times of London printed a story “Go East, young woman” that detailed Merle Hoffman’s efforts to bring Choices East to Moscow, even instigating an Open Letter to Boris Yeltsin from Russian feminists demanding “immediate allocations of hard currency for buying modern contraceptives, and funds for up-to-date equipment and medicine to make abortion as safe as possible.”

Read Merle’s blog entries giving her personal thoughts and insights on her professional work in Russia, along with her women’s rights activism through Choices East.

Choices East Newspaper Archive

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