Blog: Girls and Women

To Improve the Health of Women, We Must End Violence

By Julie Smolyansky on May 29, 2013

Half way around the world at the 2013 Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, government leaders, NGO representatives, corporate leaders and other health-focused groups have come together to use their collective voice to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. At the conference Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, summed it up best when she said, “It is time to move sexual and reproductive health, women’s rights and gender equality from the sidelines to the center of the frame, to the center of all discussions…”

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MAMA’s Post-Partum Family Planning Messages for Mothers across the World

By Kirsten Gagnaire on May 28, 2013

Mothers shape the lives of children, impact communities, and sustain nations through their nurturing and work, serving as a lifeline for future generations to come. When a mother dies, her absence is felt throughout the world. Her children have a difficult time surviving and her family suffers, leaving a community more vulnerable to health and economic disparities.

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Celebrating global motherhood

By Amy DiElsi on May 9, 2013

Yesterday, more than 4,400 people from around the world gathered in person and online to discuss motherhood as part of Mom+Social, the first-ever event focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere…

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Watch Girl Rising!

By Imali Bandara on March 5, 2013

10×10’s Girl Rising is a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of girls’ education. It spotlights the stories of extraordinary girls around the world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming impossible odds to achieve their dreams.

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