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Girls Are Everyday Heroes

Diane Fender | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

What are their super powers? Education. Healthcare. Clean Water. Nutrition. Peace. Strength. Love. Determination.

Fighting Maternal And Infant Mortality In Somaliland

Girls' Globe | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

Almost all maternal and newborn deaths are preventable. Millions of lives can be saved if women have access to skilled and trained midwives during pregnancy and childbirth.

Midwives Are The Cornerstone To MDG 4 And 5 Success

Girls' Globe | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

A universal increase in midwifery (including family planning) in 78 of the world's most resource-poor countries could result in up to 83 percent fewer maternal, fetal and newborn deaths.

Maternal Health: More Than Just Survival!

Girls' Globe | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Girls' Globe

For me, that morning when I saw a positive sign on the pregnancy test, I was filled with excitement, expectations and a sense of craziness. The thought of survival never crossed my mind. I didn't have to worry about affording care or being able to access a midwife, and I knew that this privilege was due to where I lived.

"Vagina" Is Not a Bad Word

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I am angry because we live in a society where discussing vaginas and FGM is simply not done. Thousands of girls in the UK alone have been subjected to this barbaric practice.

When Disaster Strikes, Mothers and Newborns Are the Most Vulnerable

Julia Wiklander | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Julia Wiklander

What we often forget to speak about when a global disaster happens are the hundreds of thousands of women and girls who still need maternal health care.

Envisioning a World Where Youth Voices Matter

Diane Fender | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In order for true change to occur, youth should be included in global conversations, and policy and decision-making processes.

After the Girl Summit: How Can We Hold the Attention of 900 Million People?

Kara Brown | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Kara Brown

He questioned why a woman who had been cut would let her own daughter suffer the same fate, so we talked about societal pressures on women and girls. This small exchange was the cherry on top of a motivating few days at the world's first girls' rights summit in London.

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Child

Emma Saloranta | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

If all children were breastfed within an hour of birth and given only breast milk for the first six months with continued breastfeeding up to the age of two, up to 800,000 child lives would be saved annually.

Menstruation and Me

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Epstein

As terrifying, inconvenient and annoying as my experience with menorrhagia was, I was lucky. I had easy access to clean and functioning bathrooms and proper menstrual hygiene products. Countless women and girls cannot say the same.

Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa Are Dropping Out of School Because of Menstruation Taboo

Nelly Lukale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Nelly Lukale

Many girls in sub-Saharan Africa end up missing considerable amount of school, or at worst even dropping out, due to humiliation and stigma related to menstruation.

The World's Mothers Deserve Better

Emma Saloranta | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

On this Mother's Day, let's decide to strive for a world where every woman can take control of their own body and fertility, experience a safe pregnancy and childbirth, and bring into this world a child who wanted, loved and treated equally.

When Women Have It All

Emma Saloranta | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

Today -- and on any other day -- millions of women around the world fall short from realizing their full potential.

Women Who Inspire: Maternal Health In Karamoja

Diane Fender | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In rural villages, urban centers, hospitals and communities around the world women, and girls are leaders, visionaries and investors on the front lines of change. Though their stories are often untold, throughout history women and girls have shaped the fabric of societies.