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Katja Iversen Joins World Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Group for Health, Nutrition & Population

It is with great excitement that Women Deliver’s CEO, Katja Iversen, has been selected for the World Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Group for Health, Nutrition and Population as a new member. Established in 2011, the Group provides a structured way for Civil Society Organizations to contribute to, influence and share information, lessons learned, and advice on the development of World Bank Group plans, policies and programs in health, nutrition and population (HNP) in low- and middle-income countries. The Group consists of 16 civil society experts from both national and international organizations on issues related to HNP in different regions. Members serve on a voluntary basis for three years. Read more...

Denmark Establishes High-Level Women Deliver Support Committee

“You have not been randomly selected,” the Danish Minister of Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen told the high-level participants last week at the first meeting of the newly established Danish Women Deliver Committee. “You are here because you represent an institution or organization, which I see contributing to involving  the Danes, and the world, in the most important issue of our time - the struggle for women's and girls' health and rights.” Read more...

#MakeItHappen: Let Evidence, Not Ideology, be the Basis of the New Sustainable Development Goals

By: Ann M. Starrs, Guttmacher Institute; Originally posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation

“Let the 21st century be the century of women,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has famously said. “The empowerment and rights of girls and women must be at the heart of everything we do.”

“Make it happen,” one can easily imagine women from around the world saying to UN member states in response. Fittingly, “Make It Happen” is a motto for this year’s International Women’s Day. Read more...

“We’re just not there yet”: Launch of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report

By: Lauren Himiak, Women Deliver

In the spirit of International Women’s Day (8 March 2015), and kicking of the Commission on the Status of Women (9-20 March 2015), Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Melinda Gates launched the No Ceilings Full Participation Report today. Read more...

Making It Happen in South Sudan

By: The International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Mary*, 19, is from Yambio in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state and is living with HIV.  Orphaned at a young age and brought up by her aunt, she’s smart and determined to see her education through to university level if she can.  Few girls her age even reach secondary education – they often drop out early due to early marriage, adolescent pregnancy or their parents not recognizing the value of girls staying in school. Read more...

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