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Inspired by Youth: Purnima Mane, President and CEO of Pathfinder International

#WDLive: Purnima Mane, President and CEO of Pathfinder International from FHI 360 on Vimeo.

WDLive Trending Topics from Day Two at Women Deliver 2013

By By FHI 360 & the Women Deliver Community

People are sharing what inspires them to act. We have complied the top trending topics that were being discussed on Twitter. We invited you to continue to share the videos and photos that inspire you!

Defusing the maternal health bomb

By Jensine Larsen, Founder and CEO of World Pulse

It was 11pm and the doctor still had not arrived at the maternity ward in Nairobi, Kenya. Seven women in early labor, three in active labor—all had fear in their eyes. Okeny-Lucia was one of only two midwives in the labor ward, and she was rushing from mother to mother… | Full post. |

New World Bank report: Better reproductive health = better world

By Suzanna Dennis, Population Action International (PAI)

The World Bank just released Closing the Deadly Gap Between What We Know and What We Do: Investing In Women’s Reproductive Health for Women Deliver. Its basic message is that investments in reproductive health are essential for development… | Full post.

Female and transgender sex workers in Mumbai face barriers to sexual health services

By Ishdeep Koli, Key Correspondents programme

In Mumbai, also known as ‘Maximum City’ where 20 million people live, female and transgender sex workers face limited access to healthcare, social discrimination, uncertain income and police harassment…. | Full post. |

She’s too tired to push. That’s why we must.

By Suzanne Ehlers, President and CEO, Population Action International (PAI)

She forgot how to push after 22 children.
The other woman had given birth 16 times and 4 of her children had died.
I am sitting in the audience at Women Deliver 2013, and I wept as these stories were shared. The women are two Filipinas, featured in a short film about the reproductive health bill winding its way to their Supreme Court in mid-June… | Full post. |

Separation during menstruation: Tradition or torment?

By Allyn Gaestel

Wearing a fitted pink sweatshirt that hugged her slim hips and a hot pink bunny hat that highlighted her bright upturned cheeks, 15-year old Puja Kunwar showed me the tiny hut where she sleeps when she is on her period. The squat structure looked even more cramped in contrast to the family’s sturdy two-story home just across the small courtyard…

Adolescent girls critical to post-2015 agenda

By Suzanne Petroni, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

UN Women staked an important claim this month in the turf war that is the post-2015 development agenda. Its contribution, a note titled, “Stand-Alone Goal on Achieving Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment: Imperatives and Key Components in the context of the Post-2015 Framework and Sustainable Development Goals,” is a great start. But it doesn’t go far enough…

Crowdblog: Contraception Contextualized – Advocating for the Core Values of the Post–2015 Agenda

By FHI 360 & the Women Deliver Community

The renewed effort to ensure that 120 million women and couples have access to the contraception they want by 2020 has reinvigorated the sexual and reproductive health and rights community. Now, we need to inspire the larger community focused on the post 2015 agenda to join with us as we need to join with them. The effort to make contraception available is not a stand-alone agenda. It’s part of our commitment to reduce poverty, enhance human rights, feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty and share the wealth we have with those who need it.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Cannot be Siloed

#WDLive: Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head, UN Women from FHI 360 on Vimeo.