By: Brittany Tatum; Originally posted on Global Citizen
August 28th, 2015
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...
August 18th, 2015
By: Edith Esinam Asamani, Women Deliver Young Leader and Dance4Life Ghana
Does the building with almost 200 colourful flags by the East River in New York City sound familiar to you? Well, if it does, you deserve to know that this building became even more popular these past few weeks as the new global blueprint for sustainable development was finalized.
Walking into the United Nations in the final week of the intergovernmental negotiations for the Post-2015 framework - the sustainable development agenda – conjured mixed feelings for me. I now call it the July 27-31 feelings. On one hand, I knew failure was not an option. Our Member States must listen to us. Read More...
August 13th, 2015
By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver
Girls and women are at the heart of sustainable development, and now more than ever, commitments need to be made to improve their lives. But making a positive impact for girls and women isn’t a one person job; it takes thousands of commitments and actions to change lives. Working to make that a reality is the Win-Win Coalition - a new global network of companies, foundations, organizations, and individuals working together to empower women and advance their rights. Read More...