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New UN Report Highlights Progress, Challenges and Way Forward in Women’s and Children’s Health

2010 was a pivotal year for women and children around the world; that is when the Secretary-General of the United Nations launched the Global Strategy for Women and Children’s Health. The Strategy emerged from a year-long advocacy push by Women Deliver, and many other organizations, to accelerate progress towards achievement of the Health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Read more...

Denmark Establishes High-Level Women Deliver Support Committee

“You have not been randomly selected,” the Danish Minister of Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen told the high-level participants last week at the first meeting of the newly established Danish Women Deliver Committee. “You are here because you represent an institution or organization, which I see contributing to involving  the Danes, and the world, in the most important issue of our time - the struggle for women's and girls' health and rights.” Read more...

#MakeItHappen: Let Evidence, Not Ideology, be the Basis of the New Sustainable Development Goals

By: Ann M. Starrs, Guttmacher Institute; Originally posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation

“Let the 21st century be the century of women,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has famously said. “The empowerment and rights of girls and women must be at the heart of everything we do.”

“Make it happen,” one can easily imagine women from around the world saying to UN member states in response. Fittingly, “Make It Happen” is a motto for this year’s International Women’s Day. Read more...

Celebrate Solutions: How Men Can Deliver for Women by Speaking Up

By: Melissa Hattab, Women Deliver

Yesterday, 8 March 2015, was International Women’s Day - global observance of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. We know that women cannot fight for gender equality alone – we need boys and men to stand up too. The issues that girls and women face globally are gaining traction in global development, as advocates continue to push for equality. From journalists, to global partnerships, the world is poised to make gender equality a reality and improve the lives of girls and women. To do this, we need all advocates – especially boys and men – to stand with us and demand equality. Read more...

“We’re just not there yet”: Launch of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report

By: Lauren Himiak, Women Deliver

In the spirit of International Women’s Day (8 March 2015), and kicking of the Commission on the Status of Women (9-20 March 2015), Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Melinda Gates launched the No Ceilings Full Participation Report today. Read more...

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