Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown is co-founder of A World at School and Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education.

Entries by Sarah Brown

Mark International Women's Day by Getting Girls in School

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Much of the focus for International Women's Day 2014 is on girls' education.

Increasingly the attention on girls and women at the heart of social and economic development means that how girls are educated and what skills women bring to the workplace come to the fore.

I have just returned...

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To Achieve Good Health We Need Good Education

(8) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM

In 2008 I was privileged to work at the heart of a movement driven by many thousands of people to reduce maternal deaths and reverse two decades of blocked progress. With the maternal mortality campaign convened by the White Ribbon Alliance we highlighted how, by reducing the threat of death...

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When Will They Ever Learn?

(42) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 10:09 AM

Last autumn, when we saw the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai being flown to receive emergency care at Britain's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, there was every reason to fear she might not live to see her 16th birthday. When the Taliban gunman targeted her on her way home from school, for her...

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Girls Out of School and Into Wedlock

(68) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:20 PM

Pregnancy and childbirth is still the leading cause of death for teenage girls in the poorest corners of the world, and despite all the progress in reducing maternal mortality by 47 percent we have yet to save these young, vulnerable lives.

One of the biggest issues to resolve is child...

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The Teacher Who Inspired Me: Education Is the Key

(63) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 6:23 PM

Each day a leading business figure looks back at their student days, and explains why it's vital to find a place in school for the 61 million children in the world who currently must go without.

I have often said that you can't define a woman by just...

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Education Is the Cure

(77) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 10:00 PM

This week's international celebration of women is a vivid illustration of just how much the position of women in some countries around the world has improved over the past hundred years. But it also serves as a poignant reminder of how much work remains to be done in countries where...

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The White Ribbon Alliance in China

(10) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM

The following is a speech delivered at the Women's Health Conference in Bejing, Tuesday 13 December 2011

I am delighted to be here in Beijing to address this important group on the issue of women's health.

I have enjoyed many visits to China over a number of years both officially...

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Give The Gift Of Life

(71) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 9:09 AM

It's the deeply moving story of a young woman, poor and travelling by donkey, heavily pregnant and urgently looking for a safe place to give birth.

All she can find is a stable. Fortunately a beautiful, healthy child is born -- a birth that people have celebrated for the past...

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A Celebration of Progress for Women and a Pledge to Do More

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 2:35 PM

This week, world leaders convene at the United Nations General Assembly to review progress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals as the 2015 deadline looms.

Maternal and newborn health is at the heart of their promise to reduce global poverty. What we need now is more health workers to save...

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WIE 2011: Connecting With the Next Generation of Women Leaders

(55) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 5:24 PM

Arianna Huffington writes:

Last year, Sarah Brown, Donna Karan, and I co-hosted the inaugural WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). It was a remarkable event, bringing together inspiring women leaders, activists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs from across the globe -- all gathering to share our ideas, our experiences, and our desire...

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Having It All - Not Just A Feminist Call Of The 1970s

(3) Comments | Posted July 5, 2011 | 4:44 AM

The issue of good maternal health has risen so high on the international development agenda that the maternal mortality campaign even has the dubious honour of hearing occasional grumbles that other 'health priorities' are not getting enough of a look in whether in terms of global political attention or media...

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Meeting the Need for Health Workers

(27) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 11:00 PM

Everywhere women are choosing how to celebrate International Women's Day. The vast majority, of course, mark the day as they always do -- just trying to survive and do their best for their families. For those of us fortunate to be able to take time out to do something more,...

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Sign Up to Play Your Part for Girls and Women

(34) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 12:29 PM

This week has been an important one for girls and women at the United Nations. It has also been significant for the first formal acknowledgment that the millennium developments goals (to substantially reduce poverty around the world by 2015) won't be met on current progress. More than that, it is...

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WIE Need You

(78) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 11:14 AM

Whether you're a young woman just starting out; a socially responsible executive looking to make a difference; or a successful woman who believes in empowering the younger generation -- 'WIE need you' in the fight to save women's lives around the world.

Arianna Huffington writes:

When I...

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Downing Tweet Parties to Support Maternal Mortality Campaign

(5) Comments | Posted December 5, 2009 | 1:59 PM

The inaugural #DowningTweet party, like every tweet-up, was an eclectic mix. On one sofa, people from fashion and the arts chat to Mums bloggers and charity workers while R&B singing sensation @Beverleyknight tunes up. On another, student activists introduce themselves to web entrepreneurs and comedians while technology correspondents...

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A Changing Tide of Opinion for Girls and Women

(46) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 4:47 PM

It's good to be back in New York for the United National General Assembly this week. It is undoubtedly one of the most important times of the year for making progress on the world's most pressing issues.

Last year, thanks to the work of a range of women and...

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Children Need Mothers, Mothers Want Midwives

(12) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 3:50 PM

Progress is being made to save the lives of mothers and newborns around the world. Still, every minute, a woman dies of complications in pregnancy and childbirth, leaving her baby more likely to die within two years. Most of these deaths could be prevented. Join The Huffington Post and the...

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Build for Mothers and You Build for Everyone

(8) Comments | Posted April 21, 2009 | 12:54 PM

The following is the keynote address I delivered to the African First Ladies Health Summit today in Los Angeles, organized by USDFA and African Synergy.

Firstly I would like to thank the First Lady of California Maria Shriver -- who i know spoke to you at lunch yesterday --...

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