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Zika outbreak raises fears of rise in deaths from unsafe abortions

By: Sarah Boseley and Bruce Douglas; Originally posted on The Guardian

Campaigners are calling on Latin American governments to rethink their policies on contraception and abortion because of the spread of Zika virus, which they fear will lead to a rise in women’s deaths from unsafe abortions as well as the predicted surge in brain-damaged babies. Read More...

Girls & Women Were Not Left Out in the Cold in Davos

By: Katja Iversen, CEO
Women Deliver


What do Bono, Melinda Gates, Kevin Spacey, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and Women Deliver all have in common? Normally I'd say "not much". But two weeks ago we were all in Davos, where the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting brought together the rich and famous - and some of us mere mortals - for their annual meeting on the state of the world.. Read More...

Women Deliver 4th Global Conference Regional Caucuses

**Deadline Extended until 10 February 2016 for only the following regions: Central/Middle Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Middle East/North Africa.***

The Women Deliver 4th Global Conference, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16–19 May 2016, is a critical platform to engage participants to advocate to political leaders and influencers to support policy and resource recommendations emerging from the conference both during the event and upon their return.  The focus of the conference will be on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health—in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights—gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment. Read More...

Women Deliver 2016 Conference to Spotlight Solutions to Toughest Challenges Facing Girls and Women

The Women Deliver 2016 Conference, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May, will be one of the first major global convenings on girls’ and women’s issues following the launch of a new global agenda – the Sustainable Development Goals – which lays out a blueprint to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. More than 5,000 global and local leaders, policymakers, researchers, private sector and NGO representatives, as well as young people from 150 countries are expected to participate in the Women Deliver 2016. Read More... 

Global Goals: It’s time to raise our sights for girls’ rights

By: Plan International; Originally posted on Thomson Reuters

With the New Year marking the official start to implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), we must commit to decisive steps to transform the lives of girls, who are so often left behind, says child rights organisation Plan International. The world’s governments have committed to use the next 15 years to make sweeping development gains to end hunger, achieve gender equality, ensure sustainable use of the planet’s resources and end preventable deaths. Read More...

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