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Solidarity Can’t Wait: 4 Things You Can Do This Year

In some parts of our world, the backlash for gender equality is here. And in other parts, we’re seeing the fruit of bold feminist movement building. To fuel the fire of change and to avoid the burnout that so many activists, advocates and changemakers experience, we need to organize. In an increasingly connected world, building global solidarity is the only way to sustain movements of change for gender equality, human rights, social justice and sustainability.

We’re facing growing obstacles for movements of positive change.

In this post, Julia shares 4 things you can do this year to build solidarity for gender equality, human rights and sustainability.

Why We Must Harness the Collective Power of Mothers

Five years ago, after giving birth to my daughter, I decided to commit the rest of my life to ensuring that every woman has access to world-class maternal care.

I suffered from postpartum hemorrhage—excessive bleeding due to obstetric trauma. Postpartum hemorrhage can be a life-threatening complication and is the leading cause of maternal death globally.

In impoverished areas, the rate of maternal mortality and morbidity remains staggeringly high. The good news? Most maternal deaths are entirely preventable, as are disabling childbirth injuries like fistula.

Your action today can change lives. Read the post Harnessing the Collective Power of Mothers, published on Girls’ Globe. Then, brighten a woman’s world by making a year-end gift to Fistula Foundation, an organization that believes that no woman should suffer a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into the world.

Keeping Hope Alive in Myanmar in the Midst of Atrocities Against Women

It has been nearly 2 years since Myanmar’s junta began their violent attempt to overthrow the country’s fledgling democracy. Even though their atrocious war crimes have accelerated, the people, especially young women, persist in their resistance. What is MOST remarkable about their Civil Disobedience Movement

5 Ways to Join the Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 25th of November marked the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence international campaign. This year it has the theme “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.” UN Women highlights some concerning facts regarding gender-based violence (GBV) around the

Cover photo for: Why are women still dying in childbirth in Nepal? A mother recovers with her newborn, who was delivered under the supervision of trained health professionals at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital, a public health facility. Institutional births are one of the government of India's key strategies to reduce infant and maternal mortality, and to improve the overall health of the mother and child. An average of 7,000 births take place at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital each year.

Why do Women Still Die Giving Birth in Nepal?

Maternal mortality is one of the leading causes of death for women of reproductive age in Nepal, most of which occur due to direct obstetric complications at the time of birth and during the postnatal period.

The overwhelming majority of maternal deaths occur in rural, poverty ridden areas where healthcare services are often inadequate or inaccessible. Even in places with access to health services, there is a severe shortage of trained medical staff.

Learn more about why women are still dying in Nepal and what can be done to prevent these deaths.

Young People Changing the World: Reflections from a Spark Fund panelist

Flor, a 20-year-old activist and Spark Fund youth panelist from Peru, shares her experience designing the Spark Fund in the Americas with other youth leaders in the region.

The Spark Fund is a youth-led fund that invests in youth-led and youth-focused groups tackling injustice and inequality, driving transformational change, and building a more inclusive post-pandemic world through the power of digital technologies. 

Read about Flor’s experience in her own words.

Protest of Iranian regime in Stockholm in the aftermath of Mahsa Amini's killing

The West’s Hypocrisy: A Call From an Iranian in Exile

The following text was written by Atefeh Sebdani as part of the global outrage and protests after the murder of Mahsa Jina Amini by the so-called morality police in Iran. Atefeh is a Swedish exiled Iranian, activist @atefeh_s.j, techie and writer. The text has been

A picture of a small girl riding on a burned skeleton of a motorcycle in Myanmar.

Children of Myanmar – A Traumatized Generation

In the midst of ashes, formerly her home and village, this wee girl attempts to normalize her world with a game of make-believe motorcycle ride. The scene, surreal as it is, is but one example of the destruction and horror inflicted on Burmese people –

Photo of period blood in underwear with the words c'est la vie. Cover photo for gender-inclusive language around periods post.

We Need to Talk About Periods in a More Inclusive Way

The concepts of gender and sexuality are evolving at a decent pace to make the world more gender-fluid. Yet, the topic of ‘menstruation’ is still fraught with cissexism – or the discrimination against transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.

The language we use is important.

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Your Words and Your Vote

Over the 48 hours since the news broke about the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, I have cried, screamed, talked with many people, considered the various actions I can now take, and then began taking them. This post is one of those actions.

She Survived Cancer—and Then Had to Battle Iatrogenic Fistula

Use your voice to support women who have survived the unthinkable. Esther is a 41-year-old mother of five from the town of Bariadi, in the Simiyu region of Tanzania. In 2017, she experienced a life-changing event. She began suffering from excruciating pain in her stomach

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