Gender Based Violence

Catalina Escobar: Newborn Health, Teenage Pregnancy & The Cycle of Poverty

Catalina Escobar is the Founder of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, that works to improve newborn health, combat teenage pregnancy and break the cycle of poverty in Colombia. Celebrated as a CNN Hero in 2012, Catalina works tirelessly to empower young women and change societies, and her work is featured in the new book, A Path Appears, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This week, we had the opportunity to meet with Catalina and were inspired by her passion and commitment – watch the video below.

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There are several ways for you to join the conversation, highlight what you think is important for women’s health and well-being, and hold leaders accountable.

#Commit2Deliver – What commitments have been made for women’s and children’s health? What action do you want to see for women and children? Tweet and Instagram using #Commit2Deliver and check out commitments on Every Woman Every Child.

#ShowYourSelfie – Now is the time for young people to have their say! What do you think is a priority for the Post-2015 Agenda? Share your views and publish a selfie to join this global visual petition run by The Global Poverty Project and UNFPA.

September 21st-28th Girls’ Globe will be in New York for the 2014 UN General Assembly. We are partnering with FHI360Johnson & Johnson, and Women Deliver in support of Every Woman Every Child to amplify the global conversation on women and children, the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda. Follow #MDG456Live, raise your voice and join the conversation to advance women’s and children’s health. Sign up for the Daily Delivery to receive live crowd-sourced coverage of these issues directly to your inbox.

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Category: Gender Based Violence    Maternal and Child Health    Pregnancy
Tagged with: #MDG456Live    Catalina Escobar    CNN Hero    Colombia    Juanfe    womenwhoinspire

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