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Working with Young People to Have Their Say in the Post-2015 Development Dialogue

Originally posted by UNAIDS

Today’s generation of young people is the largest in history, with 1.8 billion adolescents and youth making up one quarter of the world’s population. Young people have a critical role in ensuring that political momentum to achieve the end of the AIDS epidemic and to secure specific targets around sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post-2015 development agenda is sustained. Read more...

Assisting developing countries with contraception from Oss

Originally posted by MSD

  • 70 million euro investment in ‘state-of-the-art’ plant
  • ‘Lean’ manufacturing required to meet the demand

Oss, October 8, 2014 – During the past three years, MSD has invested more than 170 million euros in high-quality manufacturing in Oss. Today, the new 'flagship' was officially opened: a state-of-the-art plant costing 70 million euros where MSD can manufacture and package over ten million contraceptive implants per year. The implants are destined for developing countries in Africa and Asia in particular. Read more...

Women Deliver Partners with Family of Woman Film Festival

Originally posted by the Family of Woman Film Festival

OCTOBER 8, 2014—The 8th annual Family of Woman Film festival will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, to Sunday, March 1, 2015, at The Sun Valley Opera House, preceded by The Bonni Curran Memorial Lecture for the Health and Dignity of Women on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The theme for the 2015 Festival will be “Women and Their Dreams.” This carefully curated presentation of an international collection of films about exceptional women and girls who have taken control of their destinies will be followed by discussions with filmmakers and subjects of the films. Read more...

New Resource on Maternal Health, HIV and Family Planning Now Available

Women Deliver is excited to announce a new dual-sided fact sheet on maternal health, HIV and family planning developed with partners with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Care International, Maternal Health Task Force and The White Ribbon Alliance. This fact sheet includes evidence demonstrating the significance of promoting rights-based maternity care in order to improve girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health. Read more...

11 Days of Action for International Day of the Girl Child

Adolescence is a critical time in a girl’s life, when choices and opportunities define the present and future of the world. While half of the world’s population is under 30, mostly living in developing countries, young people – specifically young women – face barriers to realizing their rights and full potential. From child marriage and unintended pregnancy to lack of education and exposure to violence, girls are often compromised from a safe and healthy transition from childhood to adulthood. Read more...

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