January 2016

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

#1 – The Global State of Maternal Health

In this first episode of The Mom Pod, hosted by Girls’ Globe Founder and President Julia Wiklander, you will be given an in-depth introduction to the global state of maternal health. Julia interviews Brigid McConville, Director of White Ribbon Alliance UK, who shares her expertise in the

The Mom Pod: A Global Village for mothers, fathers and caregivers

Today is a very exciting day for us at Girls’ Globe – we are launching our new production, The Mom Pod, a bi-weekly podcast series founded and hosted by Julia Wiklander and Emma Saloranta Winiecki, who both became mothers in late 2014. Emma and Julia

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling – an Interview with Audrey Eschright

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the lack of women in the technology field. Rightfully so. In a world where technology has become the backbone of many societies, women should be involved in the creation and development of the innovations revolutionizing our security,

Ending Child Marriage is Family Planning

In my work I travel to cosmopolitan cities and remote villages to assist girls and young women in living the lives that they want- and deserve- to live. Today as I sat before an audience of activists, scholars and practitioners to present my research on child marriage

Zika Virus: The hypocrisy of telling women to delay pregnancy

Featured image: Marcos Freitas/Flickr, Creative Commons If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably seen headlines about the Zika virus outbreak which began in Brazil and is now spreading to other countries in Latin America. The virus is spread through mosquito bites, and common

What is The Girl Child Platform?

Our first blog post here at Girls’ Globe calls for a proper presentation of us and our work! The Girl Child Platform (Flickaplattformen in Swedish) is a meeting point for all organizations and initiatives working to improve and strengthen the position of young girls in society.

A Space for a Voice – Stories about Family Planning

“When people see the headscarf,” Zahra Aziz explains, “they are thinking, ‘what’s a conservative Muslim girl doing with sex and family planning? I’m out there to break that mold.” This week at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, Zahra is breaking

ICFP 2016: Family planning as a human right

Featured image: UN Photo/Kibae Park On the shuttle bus from the airport I sat between a young woman from India and a young woman from Zimbabwe. Having traveled from three different corners of world, we all arrived ready to share our family planning knowledge and experiences

The Trauma of Stillbirths: A Midwife’s Story

By Kasule Ahmed, White Ribbon Alliance Uganda “A stillbirth always traumatizes all of us: the midwife who wants to help the mother to successfully give birth to her child, and the mother who carries the pregnancy for a long time only to hear that her

January’s Inspiration

A new year offers the perfect opportunity for a little motivation-renewal, and so this January I have been thinking about who, and what, inspires me. Female role models received an unusual level of media attention in 2015. There was the Pirelli calendar, which made a shift

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