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This Female Genital Mutilation Survivor Teaches Victims How To Enjoy Sex

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact

Three days after Sarian Karim Kamara was cut, she was permitted to remove the cloth that covered her aching genitals. When she looked down, she saw he...

Measuring What Works: Evaluating Women's Groups on Maternal Health Uptake in Rural Nepal

Sheetal Sharma | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Sheetal Sharma

with Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health Research at Bournemouth University. Last month Women's Deliver Conference in Cope...

Universal Health, Universal Rights

Gro Brundtland | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Gro Brundtland

We urge the G7 nations to show leadership and to make political and financial commitments to Universal Health Coverage at their upcoming summit in Japan. This would be a clear signal from the most powerful economies that "business as usual" will not do if the world is serious about implementing the SDGs.

The World Has a Plan for Global Girls and Women

Richard Curtis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Richard Curtis

Whether you're a world leader who can increase investment in girls, a business that can change your equal pay policies or a person who can directly lobby your government decision-maker to change an unequal law -- now is the time to act and invest in girls and women.

Current Data Is 'Sexist,' So Bill And Melinda Gates Are Funding Research To Help Women

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

Data is “sexist,” and will remain so until we get accurate statistics on women and girls, according to Melinda Gates. Because there’s a lack of ...

Women, Girls, and Global Goals: Why Ensuring Women's and Girls' Health and Rights Is Crucial to Achieving the SDGs

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

This week, international leaders from all sectors of society convene in Copenhagen for the Women Deliver 2016 Conference.

Lessons From the Heart

Kate Grant | Posted 08.13.2016 | Impact
Kate Grant

As Sarah finished her remarks, I sat frozen and overwhelmed by a sensation both profound and penetrating: a true sense of awe, and the recognition that I was in the presence of an extraordinary soul -- the strongest and most courageous person I'd ever encountered.

Young People: Our Present and Our Future

Katja Iversen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

More than a dozen of Women Deliver's Young Leaders attended the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela once said: "Wh...

Women Deliver: Stand by Our Girls

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Going to school shouldn't have to be an act of bravery. Girls -- and boys -- should be able to attend schools free from discrimination, intimidation or threats to their safety. As Pakistani advocate

Young #WomenInspire Us To #InvestInGirls

Lindsay Menard-Freeman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Lindsay Menard-Freeman

The 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) generated unprecedented political will and funding for girls' and women's health and rights. Unfortunately though, the MDGs are quickly coming to an end just when we are beginning to gain momentum.

The Right to Be a Girl: Moving From Rhetoric to Reality

Purnima Mane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

The rallying cry for girls' education, ending early marriage and pregnancies, and preventing gender-based violence is resonating with a more global and diverse audience than ever before.

Let's Empower Youth For Sexual And Reproductive Rights

Jill Sheffield | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Unmet need for contraception is greatest for women under the age of 20 and, in the world's poorest countries, one in three women has a child before the age of 18.

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Lisa Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Time to Deliver for Women: The Post-2015 Agenda

Serra Sippel | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

May was a great month for showcasing the centrality of women to every single goal on the international agenda for development and poverty eradication. Dare I call it a watershed moment? It depends on what happens next.

She's Too Tired to Push -- That's Why We Must

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

I know our agenda is demand-driven. More than 200 million women in the developing world want access to contraception that they cannot get.

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.

Young Leaders Can Change The World – One Girl At A Time

Victoria Melhado | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Victoria Melhado

Life for women and girls in Jamaica has seen recent improvements in terms of education and job opportunities, but the health situation is complicated. Many pregnant mothers live in rural areas and do not receive consistent antenatal care. Child mortality has dropped in recent years, and so has the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, but maternal mortality is still a problem.

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.

Empowered Women Make Nations Strong

Melinda Gates | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

If women everywhere had the power to determine their futures, the world would be forever transformed.

What the World Needs Now Is Girl-Centered Advocacy

Denise Dunning | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Following a gradual evolution of development priorities, the global community now recognizes that investing in girls is one of the most successful strategies to alleviate poverty, reduce infant and maternal mortality, and improve health and educational outcomes.

Behind a Healthy Woman, there's Girls and Men

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

What do "husband schools" have to do with saving women's lives? That is my favorite quote from the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade.

The Role Of Faith In Family Planning

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"My primary concern is to save lives. God has give us knowledge and technology to improve our lives through science. Are we going to throw condoms out? We are resistant to science in questions of sexuality, but when you you have a heart attack you go to the operation room -- you are willing to accept science then."

Women Deliver Catalyzes Conversations With Young People about Reproductive Health

Purnima Mane | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Purnima Mane

The first official day of the 3rd annual Women Deliver Conference just wrapped up. Perhaps the biggest takeaway here so far is the incredible presence and engagement of young people.

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.