Zahra Mirzaei on What Midwives Need in Afghanistan

Young Midwife Zahra Mirzaei from Afghanistan speaks about the needs of midwives in her community.

Joseph Mulwa on What Midwives Need in Kenya

Young Midwife Leader Joseph Mulwa from Kenya speaks about the needs of midwives in his community.

Yvonne Delphine on What Midwives Need in Rwanda

Young Midwife Leader Yvonne Delphine from Rwanda speaks about the needs of midwives in her community.

Clara Methie on What Midwives Need in Zimbabwe

Young Midwifery Leader Clara Methie from Zimbabwe speaks about the needs of midwives in her community.

Midwife Joseph Mulwa Sings for Midwives

Joseph Mulwa, midwife from Kenya sings his advocacy song for midwives.

Jigme Choden on What Midwives Need in Bhutan

Young Midwifery Leader Jigme Choden from Bhutan speaks about the needs of midwives in her community.

Samara Ferrara on What Midwives Need in Mexico

Young Midwife Leader Samara Ferrara from Mexico speaks about the needs of midwives in her community and tells us why she is proud of being a midwife.

Franka Cadée Interviewed by Mexican Midwife Samara Ferrara

New ICM President Franka Cadée is interviewed by Young Midwifery Leader Samara Ferrara from Mexico at the 31st ICM Congress in Toronto, Canada.

Franka' Cadée's Message to Midwives at ICM Congress

New President of the International Confederation of Midwives, Franka Cadée sends her message to the midwives participating in the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada 2017.

Kate Gilmore on Standing up for Human Rights

United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, shares actions each of us can take to support women, midwives and all of humanity by standing up for the universal human rights.

Kate Gilmore on Midwifery and Human Rights

Girls' Globe Blogger Eleanor Gall speaks with United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, about the role of midwives in increasing humanity & compassion in the world.

Tour of the Johnson's Booth at ICM Congress 2017

Catherine Murphy, Senior Director, Global Professional Marketing at Johnson & Johnson leads us through the Johnson's Booth at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada.

Largest Infant Massage Class: Guinness World Book of Records

Johnson & Johnson introducing the global event to break the record of the largest infant massage class at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress.

Linvell Chirwa on What Midwives Need in Malawi

Young Midwife Leader Linvell Chirwa from Malawi speaks to Girls' Globe about her priorities for midwives in her community at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress.

Amina Sultani: Midwife for Life Award Winner 2017

Amina Sultani, from Afghanistan, is a midwifery specialist for the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health and Vice President of the Afghanistan Midwives Association. She is one of the two winners of the Save the Children and ICM Midwife for Life Award 2017.

Loveluck Mwasha: Midwife for Life Award Winner 2017

Loveluck Mwasha, from Tanzania, who has been a steadfast advocate for, and a mentor to, midwives in Tanzania for many years. She's the Vice President of the Tanzania Midwives Association and a midwifery teacher. She is one of the winners of the Save the Children and ICM Midwife for Life Award 2017.

Mary Kinney Introduces the Kangaroo Mother Care Challenge

Mary Kinney of Save the Children introduces the Kangaroo Mother Care Challenge at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada.

Sharon D'Agostino Introduces Say it Forward

Sharon D'Agostino, Founder of Sayitforward.org introduces the opportunity for midwives to share their stories and get their photos taken at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canda.

Massoma Jafari on What Midwives Need in Afghanistan

Young Midwife Leader Massoma Jafari from Afghanistan speaks to Girls' Globe about her priorities for midwives in her community.

Young Midwifery Leader Speaks with H.E. Toyin Saraki

Young Midwifery Leader Yvonne Delphine Speaks with H.E. Toyin Saraki, Founder & President, Wellbeing Foundation, on investments that need to be made at the high-level event at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress.

Why We March for More Midwives

Midwives, parents and advocates take to the streets of Toronto to raise awareness of the need for more midwives in the lead up to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress. Interview led by Girls' Globe blogger Eleanor Gall. #ICMLive

Young Midwifery Leader Speaks with UNFPA's Natalia Kanem

Young Midwifery Leader Yvonne Delphine Speaks with Natalia Kanem, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, on investments that need to be made for midwives at the high-level event at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress.

Young Midwifery Leader speaks with Chunmei Li, Johnson & Johnson

Young Midwifery Leader Yvonne Delphine Speaks with Chunmei Li, Director, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson, on investments in midwifery that can be made by the private sector to advance maternal and newborn health at the high-level event at the 31st ICM Triennial Congress.

Midwives of The World Part 2: Tilde & Anna travel to Indonesia

Girls' Globe bloggers and students Tilde Holm and Anna Hasselgren travel to Indonesia to visit White Ribbon Alliance and to talk equality with midwives and maternal health advocates around the country.

Midwives of The World: Part 1 Helsingborg, Sweden

Students and Girls' Globe bloggers Anna Hasselgren and Tilde Holm interview midwives at Mammakulan Health Centre in Helsingborg, Sweden as a part of their project Let's Talk Equality.

Frances Day-Stirk Inspires Nordic Midwives at NJF Congress 2016

At last year's Nordic Midwifery Congress, Girls' Globe blogger and Swedish midwifery student had the opportunity to interview Frances Day-Stirk about midwifery, the Sustainable Development Goals and the road ahead.

This is Girls' Globe - Julia Wiklander explains

Julia Wiklander, Founder of Girls' Globe, explains what we are and why we do what we do. We are bringing bloggers to the 31st ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada and will be reporting from the ground. Stay tuned!

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  1. Maternal and Child Health
    Midwives: Innovators on the Front Lines of Care

    With simple but resounding words, Frances Day-Stirk, President of the International Confederation of Midwives, reminded 4,200 people gathered in Toronto…

  2. Health
    Young Midwifery Leaders on Midwives’ Needs

    During the ICM Congress we had the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the midwives enrolled in the…

  3. Maternal and Child Health
    Talking Midwives & Human Rights with Kate Gilmore

    Girls' Globe Blogger Eleanor Gall talks to Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights for the United Nations, at…

  4. Maternal and Child Health
    Fathers’ Role in Achieving Gender Equality

    Fathers are interested, they want information and they do want to be close to their children. Why then are women…

  5. Maternal and Child Health
    Meet the Midwife for Life Award Winners

    The Save the Children and ICM Midwife for Life Award is an international recognition of exceptional midwives. Presented this morning…

  6. Health
    GenH Challenge: Submit your Ideas

    In recognition of the impact midwives are creating across the world, Johnson & Johnson has launched a new initiative –…

  7. Development
    Africa Leads the Way: Calling for Investments in Midwifery

    “Midwives are so often forgotten in our societies, but with their support, we can transform the lives of women globally”…

  8. Maternal and Child Health
    Listening and Leading to Build Midwifery in French-speaking Africa

    In French, the word for “midwife” is “sage femme” – which literally translated into English means “wise woman.” Wise women…

  9. Maternal and Child Health
    Preventing Haemorrhage and Saving Lives on the Front Lines of Care

    Midwives on the front lines of care have made a major impact, ensuring that more women experience a healthy pregnancy…

  10. Maternal and Child Health
    Meet Midwife Dorcas: training to save lives at birth

    In celebration of midwives worldwide, Kupona Foundation colleague, Dorcas – a midwife trainer at our sister organization, CCBRT – shares…

  11. Social Media
    Top Tips for Successful Storytelling!

    Girls' Globe shares our top tips for creating successful and powerful messages through blogging, creative storytelling & digital media.

  12. Maternal and Child Health
    Midwives Made Me Feel Like Not Going Home

    I have met both considerate and not so considerate midwives. Without a doubt, the majority have belonged to the first category,…

  13. Maternal and Child Health
    Celebrating Midwives with Voices from Around the World

    Today is the International Day of the Midwife and we’ve collected voices of women and midwives from around the world to…

  14. Maternal and Child Health
    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…

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