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Raising a Flag for Gender Equality

With the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) right around the corner, now is the time for individuals and countries to come together to support and elevate the SDGs. Women Deliver is so excited that Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mark of Denmark is leading the charge in making the SDGs known to the world. Read More...

A Win for Women and Girls; Now Words Must Become Action

Originally Posted on IPPF

The governments of the world have committed to making sure that every girl and woman can live free from discrimination and have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights within one generation. When implemented, this agenda will save millions of lives. Read More...

What happens when you invest in girls and women? It’s simple: We all win

By: Katja Iversen; Originally Posted on Devex 

As the third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, draws to a close, questions about how we will fund the sustainable development agenda and broader global development are being debated.

Like any negotiation process, policymakers must make tough decisions to maximize limited resources. However, one issue policymakers cannot afford to compromise on is the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. Read More...

Why you should think twice about ignoring women’s sports

By: Katja Iversen; Originally Posted on Women in the World 

If money talks, then the Women’s World Cup was a whisper at best. After Team USA’s win over Japan in the final last Sunday, the shocking disparity between women’s and men’s World Cup winnings has been thrown into sharp focus. To add insult to injury, FIFA’s financial statements relegate the Women’s World Cup to “other FIFA events.” Read More...


Girls in sport: More and better research needed to level the playing field

By Flavie Halais; Originally posted on Devex 

The movement to use sports as a catalyst for improving the lives of girls and women is growing, but what’s the evidence that supports the various benefits and uses of sports? And what kind of additional research is needed to help development professionals design smarter programs?

Researchers and practitioners who gathered at the Girl Power in Play Symposium, held last month in Ottawa, Canada, weighed in on how we can help build a better case for the role sports can play in the post-2015 agenda. Read More...

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