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U.N. Women: Ten Recommendations for Making Justice Systems Work for Women

A new report by U.N. Women argues that in many countries the “infrastructure of justice—the police, the courts, and the judiciary—is failing women” and needs to be reformed to provide legal support that serves women’s needs. Read more...

World Population Day 2011: 7 Billion Actions

As the world population approaches 7 billion, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, launches a global initiative today to highlight the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape our common future.

World Population Day, 11 July, is the start of a worldwide advocacy effort that will continue through 31 October, when the United Nations projects world population will surpass 7 billion, and beyond. The 7 Billion Actions campaign will promote dialogue on what it means to live in a world with so many people and encourage action on issues that affect us all. Read more...

2015+: What Happens After the MDG and ICPD Deadlines?

By: Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver

2015+.JPGWith 2014 and 2015 approaching, advocates are beginning to talk about what will happen to maternal health and sexual and reproductive health and rights when major international agreements, like ICPD and the MDGs, reach their deadlines. What will happen to the global architecture for maternal health if and when these targets are or are not met? There is some talk of collapsing all the health MDGs (MDG 4, 5, and 6) into a solitary goal to make room for other critical issues, like non-communicable diseases, pandemics, or terrorism. Some thought leaders are talking of creating a whole new framework, while others think the MDGs and ICPD should be extended or have no timeline. Read more...

Take Action: Support the Right to Maternal Health in Uganda

On July 7, the Constitutional Court of Uganda will begin hearing arguments in a landmark case that alleges that the Ugandan government is violating its constitution by failing to promote the right to health and the right to life of mothers. Read more and learn how you can get involved...

Celebrate Solutions: Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Morocco

Morocco_Mother.jpgBy: Rati Bishnoi, Special Projects Intern at Women Deliver

The Moroccan Ministry of Health last week hosted a scientific meeting to share lessons on its success in reducing maternal mortality by 60 percent since 1990—a success that has won it the distinction of being “one of a small group of countries ‘on track’ to achieve MDG 5 by 2015,” according to UNFPA. Read more...

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