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Youth Play a Critical Role at 2015 African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage


Women Deliver is committed to strengthening and expanding the role of young people at every level  of leadership, and that commitment was embodied at the first-ever African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage held in Lusaka, Zambia on November 26-27, 2015. The summit aimed to share good practices and challenges in ending child marriage, and to secure and renew commitments  from African stakeholders towards that goal. Read More...

Multipurpose prevention technologies hold great promise, but more US investment is needed

By Heather D. Boonstra and Bethany Young Holt, Ph.D.  - Originally posted on: The Hill

On World AIDS Day—held across the globe on December 1—we look back on how far we have come in the fight against AIDS and examine the work still left to do. One thing is clear: Sexually active women around the world, and especially in countries with high rates of HIV and pregnancy-related deaths, need more and better options to protect themselves against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read More...

Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program Named Top Model Youth Leadership Program


At Women Deliver, we believe that the health and rights of young people are a priority. They are powerful spokespeople for their own needs and agents of change who can transform policies, programs, and communities for the better. Across the globe, young people are driving social progress and directly influencing the sustainability and resilience of their communities and nations. Read more...

#OrangetheWorld to End Violence Against Women


Today is International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, or what social media is calling #OrangetheWorld. These 16 days of activism – leading up to Human Rights Day on December 10 – are raising public awareness about a huge global health problem affecting the health of millions of girls and women. That problem is violence. Read More...

 

 

Calls for action over maternal deaths as UN figures show slow recent progress

By: Liz Ford; Originally posted on The Guardian

The number of women dying in childbirth has dropped by almost 44% over the past 25 years, according to the latest UN figures. But women’s rights activists said the figures were disappointing.The number of maternal deaths fell from an estimated 532,000 to 303,000. Read More... 

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