UK – Prime Minister Gordon Brown is preparing to lead a push at the UN to scrap health charges in countries from Nepal to Sierra Leone. As ministers admit that international goals to tackle maternal and child mortality are "significantly off track," Brown believes that pregnant women, young mothers, and teenagers in the developing world should be given access to free healthcare.
September 11th, 2009
September 4th, 2009
BERLIN - More than 400 delegates, representing 131 countries, gathered this week for the Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Development. These participants created a Call to Action document that demanded "concrete, practical and fully funded actions" by governments to fulfill their 15 years of promises about investing in equality, human rights and social and economic development, especially for women and girls.
September 3rd, 2009
By Jill Sheffield, President
Blazing Trails... Looking back at all the watershed milestones that emerged from the 1994 ICPD, what thrills me the most is the course that was set to acknowledge the right for all people of the world, especially women, to have access to quality sexual and reproductive health.
September 2nd, 2009
Yesterday, at Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development in Berlin, over 60 young people under the age of 30 got together to talk ICPD.