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Women Deliver 4th Global Conference Regional Caucuses

**Deadline Extended until 10 February 2016 for only the following regions: Central/Middle Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Middle East/North Africa.***

The Women Deliver 4th Global Conference, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16–19 May 2016, is a critical platform to engage participants to advocate to political leaders and influencers to support policy and resource recommendations emerging from the conference both during the event and upon their return.  The focus of the conference will be on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so they matter most for girls and women, with a specific focus on health—in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights—gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment. Read More...

Women Deliver 2016 Conference to Spotlight Solutions to Toughest Challenges Facing Girls and Women

The Women Deliver 2016 Conference, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May, will be one of the first major global convenings on girls’ and women’s issues following the launch of a new global agenda – the Sustainable Development Goals – which lays out a blueprint to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. More than 5,000 global and local leaders, policymakers, researchers, private sector and NGO representatives, as well as young people from 150 countries are expected to participate in the Women Deliver 2016. Read More... 

Global Goals: It’s time to raise our sights for girls’ rights

By: Plan International; Originally posted on Thomson Reuters

With the New Year marking the official start to implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), we must commit to decisive steps to transform the lives of girls, who are so often left behind, says child rights organisation Plan International. The world’s governments have committed to use the next 15 years to make sweeping development gains to end hunger, achieve gender equality, ensure sustainable use of the planet’s resources and end preventable deaths. Read More...

Bill Gates: Here are my three goals for 2016

By: Bill and Melinda Gates; Originally posted on Market Watch

We live in extraordinary times. Each day seems to bring fresh headlines about an unfolding crisis — whether it is migration, economic volatility, security or climate change. One factor common to all these complex and unprecedented challenges is poverty; so eliminating it will make overcoming them significantly easier. Read More...

Composition of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Announced

By: Rebecca Wind; Originally posted on Guttmacher

The body of experts that will serve as commissioners on the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights was announced today. The 14 commissioners, recognized experts from an array of disciplines and geographic regions, will work with the Commission’s co-chairs, Ann Starrs, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, and Dr. Alex Ezeh, Executive Director of the African Population Health Research Center, to articulate a forward-looking and evidence-based vision for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) priorities worldwide over the next 15 years, and to encourage the adoption of policies and programs that will turn that vision into reality. Read More...

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