Sustaining Breastfeeding When Working

Advancements such as improved legislation on parental leave and nursing care, allocation of nursing rooms, breastfeeding breaks and institutional mechanisms for redressing grievances in the workplace are recognising breastfeeding as a woman’s right, but there remains a lot of ground to cover.

Celebrating Midwives & Partnerships that Matter

The lifetime risk of a woman dying from pregnancy and childbirth related complications in Kenya is high, at 1 in 55. According to latest data by UNICEF, the maternal mortality ratio in Kenya is 488 per 100,000 live births is unacceptably high. Only approximately 44 per cent of births are

Unity is Strength: Co-creating a Future for Women and Girls

A journey of thousand miles begins with one step! This month, September 2016, marks one year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Heads of States. While global policy agreements are key, they are no longer enough in today’s world. And sure enough, all critical actors and

Girl Up Teen Advisors on the World in 2030

When we think about young people in relation to the Agenda 2030, what often comes to mind is that they will be beneficiaries of the development goals. However, young people are proving time and time again that they are not just recipients of change but are driving change in their own right. They

ALUTA CONTINUA: Securing a Healthy Future for Girls and Women

Women’s health news continues to dominate, inform, and affect our lives and imaginations. Ahead of the Women Deliver Conference, I highlight some of the most influential advances in young women’s sexual and reproductive health of this past few decades and their potential to promote women’s sexual and reproductive rights in

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