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Celebrate Solutions: Preventing FGM Through Safe Technology: There’s an App for That

By: Juliana Bennington, Women Deliver

How do you get educational and life-saving information to girls if having that information may put their lives in danger? Petals, a web-based application, which launched 7 July 2015, aims to make it safe for girls in the UK to get information about female genital mutilation (FGM) and allows them to securely access help if they feel they are at risk. What makes this app so unique is a security feature which allows girls (and boys) to learn about FGM almost anonymously, protecting those who may be worried that learning such information would be a risk to their safety. Read More...

 

Turning Ideas Into Action

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver 

How do we turn ideas into action? That has been the question on everyone’s mind during Clinton Global Initiative’s Week of Action. From 9 July to 17 July, change-makers from across sectors met to discuss new and proven solutions within a range of challenges. On 16 July gender equality was put on the table, and five experts that make it their mission to invest in girls and women met on a panel called “Inclusion to Equality: Amplifying the Contributions of Girls and Women”. Read More...

Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal

By Bocar Mamadou Daff; Originally Posted on Family Planning 2020

A 2011 public health survey in Senegal revealed a startling discrepancy:  43 percent of married Senegalese women told researchers that they wanted to avoid or postpone pregnancy.  Yet only 12 percent of women were actually using contraception. Read More...

Celebrating Examples of Rights-based Family Planning in the Field

By: Beth Schlachter; Originally Posted on Family Planning 2020

Introducing a series of 10 articles from FP2020 partners illustrating how human rights principles have shaped their reproductive health programs over decades

Three years ago, global leaders gathered in London with an ambitious goal. The occasion was the landmark 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. And the goal was to empower an additional 120 million women and girls to control their own fertility and have access to modern contraception, services and information by 2020. Read More...

Celebrate Solutions: How an App is Changing the Lives of Mothers & Newborns in Africa

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver

Imagine you are birth attendant in a remote clinic in Africa. While helping a mother give birth, she begins to bleed - what do you do? You may not have clean, running water, or even electricity. You do, however, have a mobile phone. What does this mean for you and for the safety of the mother and the newborn? It means that you have access to mobile health interventions, such as The Safe Delivery App. Read More...

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