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You or someone you love menstruates—here’s what you need to know about it

By: Annalisa Merelli; Originally posted on Quartz

“That time of the month,” “my days,” “Aunt Flo,” “the rag”—the list of euphemisms that refer to menstruation is never ending. We don’t want to talk about it, we won’t even utter the word: When’s the last time you heard a woman say, “I’m menstruating?” Read More...

Invest in Every Woman Every Child to save a generation within a generation

By Amina J Mohammed; Originally posted on Devex

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened health leaders and experts from over 30 countries to solidify a plan of action so that by 2030, no woman, newborn, child or adolescent dies from causes we know how to prevent, and that they all thrive to realize the future they want and deserve.

Some may say these are ambitious goals. But is it achievable? We think it is.

In 2010, the secretary-general launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health and a movement driven by shared responsibility, Every Woman Every Child, to help accelerate the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Read More...

Women Deliver Young Leader Oumie Sissokho to Host Camp for Girls Affected by FGM

Women Deliver Young Leader Oumie Sissokho is a co-founder of The Girls’Agenda, a community-based organization in Gambia that empowers girls and women in areas like reproductive health, human rights, and life skills that protect girls and women from abusive relationships and forced and early marriages.

In August 2015, The Girls’ Agenda is partnering with For My Sister to host a summer Camp for 100 young women between the ages of 14 and 24. This intensive summer camp will focus on issues that affect the young women's well-being, progress, liberty, and freedom. The empowerment forum will focus on comprehensive sexuality education, leadership skill building, mentorship opportunities, and education on harmful traditional practices (with an emphasis on early marriage and female genital mutilation). Read more...

Maternal and newborn health take the spotlight at the World Health Assembly

By: Rima Jolivet; Originally posted on Maternal Health Task Force 

In an important development for the global maternal health community, the long-awaited Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) will be launched at the 68th World Health Assembly, at an event hosted by Cameroon and Malawi and co-sponsored by the contributors to the Every Newborn Action Plan. Read More...

Business as Unusual: Women Deliver Shares Insight at Shared Value Summit

By: Lauren Himiak, Women Deliver 

When is business at its best? That was the question on everyone’s mind during the Shared Value Summit – held 12-13 May in New York City – which gathered over 400 of the world’s thinkers and doers to deliver the “how-to” of building an inclusive strategy to improve both business and lives. Participants ranged from nonprofits to for-profits and discussed everything from global activism to operational impact. Read More...

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