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Breakthrough: The Women, Faith, and Development Alliance commit $1 billion to empower women and end

Washington, DC— On Sunday, April 13 2008, co-founders InterAction, Women Thrive Worldwide and the World Conference of Religions for Peace launched the Women, Faith, and Development Alliance (WFDA) at Breakthrough: The Women, Faith, and Development Summit to End Global Poverty.  This unprecedented coalition of influential leaders represent more than 70 organizations in the feminist, faith and international development communities that work to bring an end to poverty.  As the first demonstration of their commitment to finding common ground and to empowering women and girls worldwide, the WFDA partners have made Breakthrough Commitments totaling more than US $1 billion.

Focus on Youth Advocacy: Breakthrough Summit Interview with Andrew Francis of Jamaica

Washington, DC— On Sunday, April 13 2008, at the Breakthrough: The Women, Faith, and Development Summit to End Global Poverty, an unprecedented coalition of influential leaders, representing more than 70 organizations in the women’s, faith and international development communities, agreed to work together to bring an end to poverty.  This new Women, Faith, and Development Alliance (WFDA) demonstrated their dedication to finding common ground and to empower women and girls worldwide in Breakthrough Commitments totaling more than US $1 billion.  Empowering young people and ensuring their health and rights are critical to such efforts, and two of the young advocates from Women Deliver carried their messages about young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights to the Summit.

Countdown to 2015 Conference Ends on Hopeful Note

CAPE TOWN, South Africa– On April 19, new measurement tools, firmer costing figures and hopes of major donor action for the G8 meeting this July wrapped up the Countdown to 2015 conference on accelerating progress toward better health for mothers, newborns and children worldwide.

$10.2 Billion Annually Needed to Meet MDGs 4 and 5

CAPE TOWN, South Africa– From the Countdown to 2015 conference held in South Africa last week, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health made a public call to G8 leaders to fulfill their previous commitments to global health. Those commitments have a price tag for essential interventions that could avert the deaths of over 6 million mothers, newborns and children every year.

Countdown to 2015 Conference Opens on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

CAPE TOWN, South Africa– New commitments for improving the health of mothers, newborns and children were expected at the opening here today of an international conference to track progress toward international goals for reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.

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