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Young #WomenInspire Us To #InvestInGirls

Lindsay Menard-Freeman | Posted 03.18.2014 | 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.

'Nothing About Us Without Us!': Bringing the Voices of Women Living With HIV to Global Conversation on Women's Health

Sonal Mehta | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

As thousands of delegates gather in Kuala Lumpur for the third global Women Deliver conference this week to discuss the health and empowerment of women and girls around the world, it's worth remembering that for women in their reproductive years, AIDS remains a leading cause of death.

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.

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.

Top 2012 Highlights in Maternal Health

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact
Janna Oberdorf

As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to celebrate progress by looking back at some of the most memorable milestones and events of the past year.

Who Would You Add to Women Deliver List of 100 Heroes?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

Women Deliver today released the Women Deliver 100, a list of the one hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women.

UNGA Week in NY: What Will it Bring for Women?

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

This week can be a moment in history for the world's women, where leaders put words into action -- stop the planning and mapping, and start the doing. We all have a role to play in ensuring that.

Tragedy in Uganda and a Rare Opportunity to Deliver for Africa's Women

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

These past few weeks especially, Kampala has been on my mind because amidst the grief over recent events there is an amazing opportunity. The city is host to the 15th African Union Summit.

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Way Forward

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Afghanistan is now ranked second worst in the world when it comes to maternal mortality. But there is hope on the horizon.