By: Katja Iversen
CEO, Women Deliver; Originally posted on Thomson Reuters
This year’s World Economic Forum opened with a dire warning for girls and women. According to a new report by the forum’s organizers, women’s employment and economic prospects—which have been improving globally, but still lag behind men’s—risk suffering a major setback in the decades to come. Read More...
January 22nd, 2016
By: Katja Iversen
November 10th, 2015
By: Nnamdi Eseme, Women Deliver Young Leader; Originally posted on Thomson Reuters Foundation
October 5th, 2015
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...
September 28th, 2015
By: Jill Sheffield; Originally Posted on Thomson Reuters
There was a lot on the line for the world’s girls and women last week as global leaders meet at UN headquarters for a once-in-a-generation summit on international development. Last time around, 15 years ago, I was there – and it didn’t turn out so well for girls and women. We’re more optimistic today, with the UN Secretary-General and many global leaders personally pledging to make the Sustainable Development Goals work for girls and women. Read More...
May 29th, 2014
Originary posted by Girl's Globe
Has it already been one year since the 2013 Women Deliver Conference? Where has the time gone? Although it may seem as if the conference was only yesterday, a lot has happened over the past year.
The 2013 Women Deliver Conference was not only a remarkable occasion for various actors within the realm of international development to get together to discuss solutions and take action for women’s and girls’ well-being and health around the globe. This conference was the first time the Girls’ Globe team met face-to-face. It was at this place that the seed was planted for Girls’ Globe to grow into the youth-driven advocacy and communications organization that we are today. And since then, we’ve been active! Read more...
March 25th, 2014
By: Mu’azu Muhammad, Women Deliver 100 Young Leader
“Every year, millions of women and children die from preventable causes.These are not mere statistics. They are people with names and faces.” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The above statement by Ban Ki-moon resonates with me, because the situation in Nigeria is the same. Each year, approximately one million Nigerian children die from preventable illnesses before their fifth birthday. And for every 100,000 live births, there are 1,549 women who will die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. The especially dire mortality rates come from the northeastern and northwestern regions of the country where Bauchi and Sokoto States are located. Both states face huge challenges bringing health care services to their people. Read more...
March 21st, 2014
By Hajjarah Nagadya
Hajjarah Nagadya is a young woman living with HIV and a mother of one. She is a member of the International Community of Women Living with HIV in Eastern Africa, as well as the UNAIDS Dialogue Platform for Women Living with HIV.
Governments, NGOs and activists are currently gathered in New York for the 58th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which I am attending as a representative of the Link Up project. As a young woman living with HIV, I want to make sure that the issues that really affect women living with HIV are addressed. Gender based violence (GBV) is a key driver of HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately 61% of people living with HIV are women. Women have become the face of HIV in the region, and GBV is a major factor fuelling this. Violence of all forms, particularly affecting vulnerable groups most at risk of the HIV epidemic including young women, sex workers, and transgender women, must be addressed. Read more...
March 4th, 2014
In a world full of divergent views about religion and morality issues in society, women’s rights to receive family planning and safe abortion services have often been denied on grounds of conflicting views for healthcare providers. The need to find a balance between these two perspectives propelled Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) to fully explore the phenomenon of conscience-based refusal of reproductive healthcare worldwide. Conscientious objection and refusal to provide reproductive healthcare: A White Paper examining prevalence, health consequences, and policy responses draws from comprehensive medical, public health, legal, ethical and social science research from 1998-2013 in six languages to explore how and why reproductive healthcare is denied to patients, and what the health and policy-based aftereffects are. Read more...
June 20th, 2012
Sections 23 and 53 of the Declaration discuss the importance of women’s full economic and social participation and of expanding economic opportunities for women in G20 economies, as shown below: Read more...