Women for Afghan Women is fighting an uphill battle. Last year, violence against Afghan women increased 28%. But WAW's work is critical, and betters not only the safety and health of women in both the States and Afghanistan, but assists them - one at a time - often in seemingly small but very important ways.
Administrator Shah and his team worked tirelessly with members of the Panel in a remarkable spirit of openness and transparency, and he and his team embraced the animating principle that saving a greater number of lives depends on fundamental revisions to existing practices at USAID.
By taking action now we can save refugees from starvation in Africa. This includes over 100,000 war victims from the Central African Republic (CAR) w...
This summer, as you enjoy time off of work, keep in mind that the little things we do everyday and the opportunities we have to use our voice will have enormous impact for those living in poverty globally.
In the developed world, where you and I are consuming a highly disproportionate share of the world's resources, preventing unplanned pregnancies will help to reduce carbon emissions and slow the headlong depletion of the world's limited resources.
Simply put: When we ignore the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls, they suffer, their families suffer, and their communities suffer.
I am the mother of two beautiful young women, and what I want more than anything else is to help them, to the best of my ability, put their best foot forward in life.
At just 22-years-old, Maria learned that she was going to be a mother for the first time. Living in Panama without a husband or a college degree,...
One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.
We must, in our lifetime, eradicate malaria. This is not only a political issue but also a religious and moral one.
Some see WPD as a day to focus on the population "boom," or overpopulation, but ultimately this just distracts people from a universal truth: If women and girls can access contraception, they are more likely to finish school, they will have fewer children by choice, and they are more likely to prosper.
The stakes could not be greater. More than 58 million children around the world are simply not in school and 250 million are not acquiring the basic knowledge and skills they should by grade four.
More than twice and three times as many mothers die now as did in 1996. Currently, about 800 women in the United States and 287,000 women globally die every year from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. That's one woman dying every two minutes from complications we know how to prevent.
In the distant corners of Africa, entrepreneurs deliver goods and services across bumpy roads, crossing brimming rivers and rickety bridges, climbing steep hills and descending treacherous valleys. If a company can deliver soft drinks to the most remote towns in Africa, why can't essential medicines get there, too?
More than a dozen of Women Deliver's Young Leaders attended the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela once said: "...
Schools should be safe havens for children and places for learning and should never become theaters of war. At the UN in September, there will be pressure on every country to adopt military guidelines that include rules of engagement preventing schools -- like hospitals -- from being militarized or used as instruments for waging war in conflicts or civil wars. But the need is now urgent and immediate.
A hundred years ago, child birth was risky and infant mortality rates were horrific. How would you feel if 30 percent of infants died? Or if 900 expectant mothers out of every 100,000 died giving birth? But thanks to technology, the reality today is far different.
In order to bring down our birth rate and increase the choices for women, we have to tackle male attitudes. The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women's health issues as they are in soccer.
Just beyond the pitch, the international sport of soccer is being used to reverse the epidemic of inequality and violence against women and girls.
It is time to move from awareness to prevention. If much of the resources that are currently directed at breast cancer awareness were redistributed to prevention, imagine how much faster we could start saving lives.