CHIME FOR CHANGE: Powered by Catapult

By: Maz Kessler, Founder, Catapult

What do Beyoncé and Catapult have in common? Yes, it’s true, in addition to founding Catapult, I’m also a musician. But the real answer is that a number of incredible women, including Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Salma Hayek-Pinault, are taking the lead on a new global initiative: CHIME FOR CHANGE. Founded by Gucci, and powered by Catapult. Read more...

Three Global Priorities for Women and Girls

By: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group; Originally posted on Huffington Post

In recent decades, the status of women and girls has improved around the world, but much more needs to be done. The vicious rape and death of a young woman in Delhi recently horrified us all, and also underlined just how far the world needs to go in order to protect women and girls. Violence against women is far too pervasive - an estimated 510 million women alive today will be abused by their partner in their lifetime. Read more...

Women Deliver Announces Voting for 25 Social Enterprises for Girls & Women

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8,  Women Deliver invites you to vote for three social enterprises making a difference for girls and women.
Voting has now closed.

Voting begins today to determine the top social enterprises that deliver for girls and women. This contest is a continuation of a tradition at Women Deliver. Every year, in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th), Women Deliver highlights the global progress being made for girls and women. In 2011, our Women Deliver 100 list spotlighted 100 inspiring people who work every day to improve the lives of girls and women. In 2012, we featured 50 organizations and projects delivering for girls and women.

This year, we are asking global advocates like you to vote on three of these 25 enterprises that you believe are truly making a difference for girls and women. Read more...

Celebration Solutions: The Toilet as a Tool for Social Change

By: Harshi Hettige, Women Deliver

The Sulabh International Social Service Organisation has engineered an innovative, affordable, and environmentally-friendly toilet that has helped over one million marginalized people in India. This group of society in India, known as Balmikis, is condemned to cleaning and manually transporting human waste. Read more...

UNICEF: “Addressing Inequalities Is Not a Choice - It’s a Moral and Practical Necessity”

By: Shannon O'Shea and Richard Morgan; Originally posted on

In his opening remarks at The Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, held 18–19 February in Copenhagen, Denmark, Executive Director Anthony Lake spoke of the growing inequalities that are an impediment to sustainable and equitable growth.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 21 February 2013 – “[W]e should be asking not only what growth will do for equity…but also what equity will do for growth.” Read more...

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