We are moving toward the adoption of new goals for development, framed under the theme of a sustainable world. Yet, the goals established in various UN documents such as the ICPD Program of Action, The Beijing Platform of Action and the MDGs – especially those related to reproductive health–are far from achieved; In some cases they are still controversial and inadequate for the challenges of the future. How can the new development goals adequately address women’s rights and needs?
By Morra Aarons-Mele, CEO, Women Online
What do “husband schools” have to do with saving women’s lives? That is my favorite quote from the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade… | Full post.
By Denise Dunning, Program Director, Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy & Leadership Initiative
Invest in a girl and she will change her own life and her family. Invest in girl-centered advocacy and the same girl will also change her community, her country, and maybe even the world. Creating and implementing girl-friendly laws, policies, and budgets through girl-centered advocacy is our greatest hope for large-scale, sustainable global change…| Full post. |
By Liza Donnelly, Contributor, Forbes
The global advocacy group, Women Deliver, is hosting its third conference, May 28-30, 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This conference brings together thousands of activists, world leaders, healthcare professionals, corporate leaders, NGOs and global media outlets from around the world to discuss how to help improve the lives of women and girls. For the event, I was honored to be invited to curate an exhibit of international cartoonist’s art on the subject of women’s rights…. | Full post. |
By Morra Aarons-Mele
The hidden subtext of the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade, is all about breaking taboos: Taboos about women and power, about sex, about relationships between men and women, and about the role of global institutions in quite simply talking about sexual health… | Full post. |