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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...

Girls and Women at the Heart of the Discussion Throughout UNGA and CGI

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver 
Looking back at 11 intense days of the United Nations General Assembly and The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, one thing is very apparent: The health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women was at the center of more discussions than ever before.

Women Deliver and many valued partners carried the torch and made sure that one message was heard – and seen - loud and clear at countless events throughout the week: Girls and women are drivers of change and need to be placed at the center of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This past week, Women Deliver representatives and some Young Leaders made their way from UN Assembly Halls to high-level receptions, all to ensure that girl’s, women’s, and young people’s voices were part of the conversation during these these pivotal two weeks of discussions. Read More... 

Women Deliver’s Commitment to new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver

2015 and beyond is a moment in time where we are intensely focused on the world and its people. It is a time in which we could see the end of extreme poverty, preventable maternal deaths, and begin to reverse the effects of climate change. While these goals may seem like an unbelievably large undertaking, they can be achieved; but no one person can do it alone. One of the best ways to see progressive change is to work through partnerships. Which is exactly what Women Deliver believes, and exemplifies. Another great example of progress through partnership is Every Woman Every Child, and they’ve been leading the charge for the past five years. Read More...

A New Era for the Health of Women, Children, and Adolescents

By: Anita Sharma; Originally posted on United Nations Foundation

2015 has the potential to be a historic year. It could be the beginning of the end of extreme poverty. It could be the year the world comes together to finally prevent runaway climate change. And it could be the year that the world decides to prioritize the survival, health, and well-being of women, children, and adolescents everywhere. How can we make sure it becomes a reality? Read More...

Placing Girls and Women at the Center of Development - Women Deliver Gears up for UNGA & CGI

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver

Girls and Women are at the heart of development, and if we want to see progress, their health, rights, and wellbeing need to be at the center of discussions. That is the key message from Women Deliver as we move into the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which both kick into high gear this coming week. This year’s UNGA is especially relevant for us as 193 world leaders commit to the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 Global Goals that aim to accelerate progress and transform development policy, program, and financing through 2030. If the SDGs are going to truly transform our world, it is critical that the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women are at the heart of implementation strategies. Read More...

Education and Health: the Spandrels to Build a Gender Equal World

By: Graca Machel and Dr. Mark Dybul; Originally Posted on: Huffington Post 

This year, as students return to school, we should think about young people as individuals, rather than as issues. For any individual woman to gain equal opportunity, what would she need as a girl? Education and health. Intertwining education and health can ensure that girls not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential. Separately, education and health are important for every girl. Linked together, they could change the world. Read More...

Raising a Flag for Gender Equality

With the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) right around the corner, now is the time for individuals and countries to come together to support and elevate the SDGs. Women Deliver is so excited that Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mark of Denmark is leading the charge in making the SDGs known to the world. Read More...

Is Investing in Nutrition the Key to Achieving the Global Goals?

By: Brittany Tatum; Originally Posted on Global Citizen

There are an estimated 795 million people in the world who don’t have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. That’s 1 out of 9 experiencing malnutrition, sometimes with devastating outcomes. Malnutrition contributes to roughly half of the 8.8 million child deaths per year. According to the World Health Organization, malnutrition is the biggest trigger for multiple diseases and risk factors, including stunted growth, obesity-related conditions, and iron-deficiency anemia. However, there are actions that can improve nutrition and the health of girls and women. Read More...

 

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