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We Asked and You Delivered: Inspiring Actions #SinceWD2013

Katja Iversen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

By: Jill Sheffield and Katja Iversen, Women Deliver As the Women Deliver 2013 Conference came to a close last May, we called on our participants...

Providing Real Choice for Women in Developing Countries

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

The supply chain for contraceptives is complex and perhaps less glamorous than other interventions to improve women's health. But if we are to meet our promises from the London Summit and at Women Deliver, we must at a minimum succeed in four areas.

14 Initiatives Helping Women Deliver All Over the World

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women, particularly in developing countries, face numerous challenges, including sexual violence, limited access to health resources, barriers to education, and inadequate economic opportunities.

Contraception and Gamified Advocacy

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

With gamified activism, the user journey begins with incentives, but ends by creating and demonstrating demand for social change -- in this case, for increased information and access to family planning.

Forging Partnerships to Improve Global Health

Caitlin Callahan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Caitlin Callahan

Historically, young women from resource-denied communities have been left out of the international conversation; the few positions of power are often reserved for women from privileged backgrounds. Consequently, the development community has denied the ownership and voice of female leaders, maintaining rather than demolishing the very inequity it strives to eradicate.

Nigeria: Make Health Care Facilities Safe and Accessible

World Pulse | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

When it comes time for a woman to face the real dangers of delivering a child, she often finds herself at the mercy of her circumstances. Olutosin Oladosu-Adebowale reports on her personal experience in Nigeria's hospitals.

Defusing the Maternal Health Bomb

Jensine Larsen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

It was 11pm and the doctor still had not arrived at the maternity ward in Nairobi, Kenya. Seven women in early labor, three in active labor--all had fear in their eyes. Okeny-Lucia was one of only two midwives in the labor ward, and she was rushing from mother to mother.

Generation Z Delivers For Women's Health

Joy Marini, MS, PA-C | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C

When the first wave of Millennials became teens, volunteerism and community service surged. These are the stories of three young leaders working for a future in which women and girls get the health care and social support they need to survive and thrive.

Women Deliver. How About Men?

Robert Walker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

Gender equality is a moral imperative, but it is also an economic and social imperative. No country, no society, however industrious or blessed with resources it may be, will ever reach its full potential so long as women are denied theirs.

Now Is the Time to Invest in Girls and Women

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Investing in the health of girls and women is a solution to every development problem. Focusing on this key issue will alleviate poverty, stabilize societies, spur economies and advance the well-being of families, communities, and ultimately, our world overall.

Girls Are the Key to Solving Poverty

Maria Eitel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Maria Eitel

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWe cannot leave girls out of the equation. Why? Because adolescent girls are uniquely disadvantaged, yet they have the most potential to make the greatest change.

How One Kenyan Woman Fueled Jill Sheffield's Life's Work

Jennifer James | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Jennifer James

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg Most of us can think back on the precise moment or person who has affected our life's work. A week in Kenya did it for me. I came back to the States with an immense fire to lend my voice to women and mothers who are often voiceless.

Women Deliver 2010: A Second Chance for the World to Deliver for Women

Nandini Oomman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nandini Oomman

The renewed energy and level of commitment to maternal and child health is exhilarating, inspiring, and absolutely essential for the world to move forward and faster on reducing maternal and child deaths.