The world's 600 million girls are our greatest return on investment. The time has come for our dollars to follow our research and our rhetoric. As a global community, we can no longer afford to look away.
All the public and media talk about AOL's "distressed babies" in the last few days were more than just a distant public policy issue to my family. It happened to us.
When a mother dies in poor communities, her older children often leave school to care for the younger children, making it nearly impossible for the next generation to escape the cycle of poverty. The fact that all of this is preventable is tragic--but it also means there is hope.
Sleep. It's the thing new moms crave more than a long, hot shower. Certainly more than they crave sex. But a good night's sleep is elusive when there's a baby in the house.
It doesn't make headlines, but every year 800,000 children under five die because of poor breastfeeding practices. Scientific evidence about breastfeeding's extraordinary benefits continues to grow.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) well under way, 2014 looks to be a breakout year for women's health. Here are nine reasons why.
At a time when the world is focused on addressing the core MDG targets for maternal and child mortality, why did the iERG raise the issue of adolescent health? The reasons are multiple.
This week's Global Girls Conversation Video Contest submission comes from 15 year old Jari Taylor. Jari lives in Chicago and sees the brutal reality of the streets on a daily basis. She hears the gunshots echoing across her community at night.
While motherhood is one of life's greatest joys, it can also lead to tragedy. It is vital that we redouble our efforts to make child bearing and rearing safer. As a global community, we all need to join together to determine what else we can be doing to make sure that women are able to see their children grow up.
We will continue to give our support to people making these life changing decisions and help end female genital cutting.
I don't know about you, but I am constantly amazed at how some of the most mundane activities in life have been transformed with elegant, brilliant so...
One in three women worldwide will experience violence in her lifetime. Many are denied justice at the most fundamental level. On February 14, 2014, the world will come together for One Billion Rising for Justice to demand justice for survivors and an end to all violence against women and girls.
The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos was a step change with business and political leaders signing up to the UN Secretary General's "Zero Hunger" challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.
I'm sorry, Millennials, but things are different for us.
The choices we make have the ability to impact change. I believe that kindness spreads, so choosing to act in this way and to have a positive outlook can create a ripple effect to inspire others as well.
This week, as part of American Heart Month, we are drawing more attention to congenital heart defects. From Feb. 7-14, we commemorate Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week, offering a wonderful platform to discuss the subject and the way state lawmakers can help.
I have decided to share more lists on a variety of global health topics throughout the year. This week I am sharing my go-to Twitter resources for the latest on family planning and reproductive health.
Gloria Akite, 15 Kampala, Uganda This week, Let Girls Lead's video blog features Gloria Akite from Uganda. At 15, Gloria is a confident, coura...
At Pro Mujer, we witness transformations on a daily basis. For women who have never been given the opportunity, one vote of confidence can be the spark that starts a chain reaction. Stories of heavy doors, assumed forever closed, are slowly opening.
Whether you call it mutilation or circumcision, this crime has no place in any corner of our world. And what people call it is not just merely an exercise in rhetoric.