Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess has been named protector of the largest ever women’s conference and she will therefore be present at the inspiration meeting, to help kick of the mobilisation and engagement of the entire Danish population. Read More...
August 31st, 2015
August 31st, 2015
By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver
225 million – that’s the number of women in developing countries who have an unmet need for family planning. From financial issues to stigma, there are a number of barriers that block women from accessing the contraception they need. In order to raise awareness, each year on the 26 of September World Contraception Day (WCD) is recognized worldwide. Read More...
August 28th, 2015
By: Brittany Tatum; Originally posted on Global Citizen
August 27th, 2015
By: Bill Spindle; Originally Posted on The Wall Street Journal
Women, and women’s sports, still face stiff winds of resistance in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hard-liners supported by the highest echelons of government oppose women even watching the country’s most popular sport, much less playing it in public. But quietly, there is something of a women’s soccer revolution going on here. And one of its leaders, of all people, is an Iranian-American. Read More...
August 24th, 2015
By: Brittany Tatum Women Deliver
Imagine you are a young girl or woman, who has begun to menstruate and the only thing you had available to you in the realm of sanitary products were pieces of foam, toilet paper, or banana fibers. For some girls and women that’s a reality they face every month. They face embarrassment and vulnerability to infections, all because they can’t access or afford proper menstrual hygiene management (MHM). This becomes an even larger problem when young girls miss school because of their periods. A study done in Uganda in 2013 showed that over 60 percent of girls skip school during their period. That’s where organizations like AFRIpads come into play. Read More...