Post-2015 Agenda

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Improving Maternal Health Encompasses More Than Mothers

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nearing expiration date and the new and improved Sustainable Development Agenda in place, we are facing a fresh start to address some of the most important global challenges in the next 15 years. Next week global leaders, advocates and

Girls’ Globe at UN General Assembly – Join us!

The 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly formally began on 15 September 2015 – and this year is different and unique. This year, the world comes together to say goodbye to the eight Millennium Development Goals which were adopted in 1990 for 15

From MDGs to SDGs: Stepping into the World We Want

In Africa, there is a common phrase that says, “When the drummers change their beat, the dancers must change their steps.” In September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set to be adopted by Heads of States at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This

Making Strides to End Child Marriage

More than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. More than one in three (about 250 million) entered into marriage before the age 15. Ending child marriage is not just a priority for the world, but a necessity that will enable girls and

If You Treasure It, Measure It: #Commit2Deliver for Women and Girls

No country sends its soldiers to war to protect their country without seeing to it that they will return safely, and yet mankind for centuries has been sending women to battle to renew the human resource without protecting them. -Fred Sai, former President of the

We Want Commitment and Action: #ShowYourSelfie for Youth!

Today, a day before the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York City, the Action Summit took place, giving global citizens the possibility to engage in conversations around some of the most important development priorities: sanitation, education, global health and women and girls. I

We can’t have a post-2015 agenda without SRHR!

In 2000, the creators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) completely overlooked sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), a mistake that, if repeated, would cripple the dreams of millions of young girls and women for years and generations to come. Access to SRHR enables

Breaking the cycle to end gender-based violence

I am one of the lucky ones. Every morning, I wake up excited to attend another day of school. At school, I have an opportunity to learn new things, enjoy my lessons and participate in new activities. We have all heard the phrase, “If you

#ShowYourSelfie: Girls Should Be Free From Violence

Several weeks ago I received the joyous news that a new baby girl will join my sister’s family this Spring. When my six-year-old niece was born I had the privilege of helping my sister through labor and experienced the miracle of birth. Watching new life

Ignorance is Not Innocence: Importance of Sexuality Education

Let us face it: Sex is everywhere. Music videos, television adverts, movies, online pornography, characters in games. Did you know that nine out of ten children aged between eight and sixteen have viewed pornography on the Internet? As a result, young people are receiving conflicting messages

Women Deliver Announces 2016 Conference on 500 Day MDG Milestone

August 18, 2014 marks the 500 day milestone until the deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the eight goals established by the United Nations and governments around the world tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. As the world gears up for

Steering the Post-2015 Agenda in Uganda: Putting Youth Behind the Wheel

The theme of the recent International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne, Australia was “Stepping Up the Pace” – referring to the need to energize and revitalize global efforts to increase investments, collaborative research, and political commitment to bring an end to the epidemic. The conference

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