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The Pursuit of Gender Equality remains firm in Mozambique

By: Fanelo Ya Mina Institute; Originally Posted on: The Savana Mozambican Weekly Newspaper

Fanelo Ya Mina Institute and the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Mozambique have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the production of educational materials on gender issues with emphasis on the involvement of men in pre-natal, maternal, infant health and the caring of the elderly, for mass distribution throughout public health facilities. The MoU was signed by Celma Elizabeth Menezes, the Founding Executive Director of Fanelo Ya Mina and by Célia Gonçalves, the National Director of the Department of Planning and Cooperation at the MOH. Read More..

Celebrate Solution: Breaking the Cycle of GDM for a New Life

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver

Around the world, 18 million women are affected by a medical condition that receives little attention as a public health priority: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), a condition in which women without previously-diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels during pregnancy. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can lead to devastating outcomes for mother and baby such as higher likelihood of preterm birth to increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that 15% of the total number of caesarean sections may be due to gestational diabetes. Read More...

Why Investing in Women and Girls Makes Economic Sense

By: Mandy Moore; Originally Posted on ONE

I woke up in India’s capital of Delhi and piled into a car for an hour’s drive down unpaved muddy roads, through crowded streets where stagnant sewage water filled the lanes between buildings and houses. This was the most recent trip of many I’ve taken as an advocate for the health and rights of girls and women in the developing world as a global ambassador for Population Services International (PSI). Read More...  

Girls and Women at the Heart of the Discussion Throughout UNGA and CGI

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver 
Looking back at 11 intense days of the United Nations General Assembly and The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, one thing is very apparent: The health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women was at the center of more discussions than ever before.

Women Deliver and many valued partners carried the torch and made sure that one message was heard – and seen - loud and clear at countless events throughout the week: Girls and women are drivers of change and need to be placed at the center of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This past week, Women Deliver representatives and some Young Leaders made their way from UN Assembly Halls to high-level receptions, all to ensure that girl’s, women’s, and young people’s voices were part of the conversation during these these pivotal two weeks of discussions. Read More... 

Say NO to Child Labour and YES to Quality Education

By: Isaac Oriafo Ejakhegbe, Women Deliver Young Leader

“Education helps young people know about trending issues like the Sustainable Development Goals, one’s basic right as citizens and how to contribute to government developmental plan”  - 13, Junior

Between 50 and 60 million children between five and 11 worldwide are involved in some form of labour according to the ILO. This labour may threaten their education, health, and safety and too often many of these children are engaged in a manner that is hidden from the public eyes or in settings where child labour is considered normal and acceptable.

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