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Help CREA Advance SRHR of Young Girls in India!

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver

Women Deliver knows the positive ripple effect that occurs when the world invests in girls – an investment that must include access to sport. Sport programs provide a safe space where girls can learn, grow, and prosper. That’s why we are excited to spread awareness of an exciting new campaign. Read More...

Celebrate Solutions: Using Song to Memorize Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens in Angola

By: Sara Pellegrom, Women Deliver

Applauded by the World Health Organization, Option B+ offers all HIV-positive pregnant women a combination of three antiretroviral (ARV) drugs immediately upon their diagnosis, which they take throughout the course of their life. The goal is to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, as well as preserve the health of the HIV-positive woman so she can care for her baby. For many nurses in rural Angolan facilities, however, remembering the medication protocol was difficult. Read More...

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...

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