January 2016

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Reflection on the Attacks in Cologne

Whenever I see anything in the news about sexual assault or violent sexual crimes, my heart sinks. In my opinion, one of the most horrific acts of terror is to violate another person sexually. Through the course of my work advocating for women and girls,

Stillbirths – A neglected global epidemic reports The Lancet

Despite the fact that the majority of stillbirths are preventable, very little progress has been made to bring down the number of stillbirths. In the past 15 years maternal and child deaths have halved, while 2.6 million stillbirths continue to occur every year – a

Let There Be Peace

How can we make good more violent than evil? A question posed by Rev. Canon Charles P. Gibbs, founding member of the United Religions Initiative, to the one hundred young people who were in attendance. More violent, Rev. Gibbs explained, in the sense that goodness begins to roar

Improving the Lives of Mothers and Babies in Tanzania

How much do you know about the availability and quality of maternal health care in Tanzania? This is your opportunity to learn more – and to share what you’ve learned with others! By increasing awareness about the issue of maternal and newborn health we can

What’s Missing In the News

This past year, so much has happened in our world. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced due to wars and conflict. In the United States, the news is dominated by interesting political debates and the increase in mass violence. After a quick scan through news feeds, it’s

Taking the SDGs from Formality to Reality

This post was authored by Allison Pfotzer and Dinnah Nabwire on behalf of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls.  During the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th session in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were signed and the global development agenda was set for the next

Enough with the Breastfeeding Hypocrisy

Featured image: Elina Tuomi  In early December, a Chinese mother made international headlines because she nursed her baby in the Beijing subway. A fellow passenger had taken a picture of the mother breastfeeding and shared it on social media with the caption “let me remind

Multi-Sector Approach to Ending Child Marriage by Reena Gupta for Girls' Globe

Multi-Sector Approach to Ending Child Marriage

From November 26-27, the African Union held the first ever Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa at the Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia. The summit was sponsored by the African Union, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Women,

The Best of Girls’ Globe In 2015!

The past year has been a whirlwind! As many of you reflect on your year, I am certain you are probably saying the same thing. From adding a new niece to my family, starting a new relationship and diving into my work with Girls’ Globe this

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