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15 Journalists, 15 Voices for Girls and Women

March 5, 2015, New York, NY – To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8), Women Deliver is honoring 15 journalists for their consistent and game-changing coverage of maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights issues at the global and national levels. Read more...

Making It Happen in South Sudan

By: The International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Mary*, 19, is from Yambio in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state and is living with HIV.  Orphaned at a young age and brought up by her aunt, she’s smart and determined to see her education through to university level if she can.  Few girls her age even reach secondary education – they often drop out early due to early marriage, adolescent pregnancy or their parents not recognizing the value of girls staying in school. Read more...

Arts in Advocacy: How to Touch Minds and Hearts for Action and Change

By Katja Iversen; Originally posted on Devex

I will never forget the evening in 2009 when I heard Sean, a 19-year-old spoken-word artist from Brooklyn, New York, give a performance about women dying during pregnancy or childbirth in Sierra Leone; it left me in tears. Read more...

How Girl Activists Helped to Ban Child Marriage in Malawi

By: Denise Dunning & Joyce Mkandawire; Originally posted on The Guardian

Malawi has raised the legal marrying age from 15 to 18. A girls’ rights campaigner explains how advocates secured this victory

Malawi banned child marriage last week through new legislation that increases the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18, representing a major victory for girls in a country that has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. More than half of girls are married off as children, sometimes as early as the age of nine. Read more...

Celebrate Solutions: How Girls Can Realize Their Power Through Sports

By: Melissa Hattab, Women Deliver

The Women’s Sports Foundation strives to make every girl active and healthy. And we know that when we invest in women’s health, everyone wins. Their mission is one we at Women Deliver support wholeheartedly – “To advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity." Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. Read more...

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