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Posts Tagged with ‘maternal health’

Jill, Women Deliver

World Contraception Day: Family Planning is More Than Smart Economics

By: Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver and Elisabeth van der Steenhoven, Director of WO=MEN, a network of organizations promoting gender equality in the Netherlands In just a few weeks, th...

Saba

World Contraception Day: The Importance of Educating Young Women

By: Saba Ismail, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and program manager of the “Sahailee Hotline” In Pakistan, talking about sexual and reproductive health, sexuality and contraception...

Tsiaro

World Contraception Day: Silence is Damaging

By: Hasinihaja Tsiaro Barijaona Raharison, one of the Women Deliver 100 Young Leaders and an Oxfam Action Partner In Madagascar, there remains a lack of information about contraception. Myths and m...

Mariko

World Contraception Day: We Were Fifteen

By: Mariko Rasmussen, public health student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in Reproductive and Family Health. They say kids in Los Angeles grow up fast. Sitting across from ...

BRIDGET

World Contraception Day: That Is Not the Life I Wanted

By: BridgetAkudo Nwagbara, Chair of the Youth Health Workers Advocates, Nigeria - MNCH “I had a dream to be the best that I can at anything I want to be….I couldn’t because I became a mother ...

Chris, K4Health

Water rights for women and children are essential to the MDGs

About one billion people are currently living without one of the most basic human rights, the right to access clean and safe drinking water. This inequity is not just tragic, but is also undermining p...

Sonam, Global Voices

Is organized religion an impediment to fulfilling MDGs?

If only governments would take a second look at religion and see how it stands in the way of improving the lives of its marginalized populations, it has the potential to hasten the process to achievi...

Maya

Reaching pregnant women through art

In this video Grammy-winning singer Maya Azucena talks about MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal...

Toni

A poem for invisible women

In this video award-winning artist Toni Blackman addresses 'invisible women' around the world. Toni Blackman is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social ...

Frank

A poem for my five sisters

Frank Lopez is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millenn...

Sean

Spoken word for maternal health

Word! Sean B is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millenn...

Claire, Ashoka

Mobile phones for maternal health

How can we use cell phones for social change? With Ushahidi, we can help regnant and laboring women around the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to those living i...

Mary, Co-Founder, All Our Lives

It affects us all: Maternal healthcare

Though many politicians in the U.S. believe that maternal healthcare is unnecessary, maternal healthcare should be universal and guaranteed for every woman. Last year, the US debate over health ref...

Claire, Ashoka

Technology to aid women in labor

A new technological platform called Ushahidi could be used to help women in labor experiencing complications all over the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to tho...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Videos on how maternal mortality affects communities

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community. These videos, by different human rights organiz...

Juliana, Global Voices Online

In labor and in chains: Pregnancy and prisons

Imagine a woman giving birth handcuffed and her feet shackled. Do pregnant women in prison deserve human rights, or can pregnancy become a way to avoid jail? All over the world, pregnant women str...

Angeline, Americans for UNFPA

Make His Maternal Instinct the Norm

Thank you to Nick Kristof for drawing attention, once again, to the urgent need to end maternal death and life altering pregnancy related complications like obstetric fistula. See July 19th New York T...

Deni, Americans for UNFPA

Why Investing in Women is MORE Important

Typically when women make a little money they invest it in their families (up to 90% by some estimates). When coffers wealthy nations run dry, investment in women’s issue is usually one of the first...

Anika, Americans for UNFPA

What’s the best use of $20 billion?

In June the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, announced a $20 billion initiative to fund maternal and health survival programs. It sounds like a lot of money and then the sobering qualifier h...

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