Campaigners Welcome 'Milestone' Agreement at UN Gender Equality Talks

24 March 2014

After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) ended in the early hours of Saturday morning with an agreement that called for the acceleration of progress towards achieving the millennium development goals, and confirming the need for a stand-alone goal on gender equality and women's empowerment in the set of international targets that will be introduced once they expire in 2015. The agreement also said gender equality must underpin all other goals. To read more click here.
World TB Day

24 March 2014

Tuberculosis is a curable and treatable disease, yet it remains one of the top three causes of death for women aged 15 to 44. World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts. The day is also an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress.To learn more about World Tuberculosis Day click here. To learn about Every Woman Every Child commitments working to end Tuberculosis click here.
World Water Day

21 March 2014

 World Water Day, 21 March, brings attention to the water-energy nexus addressing inequalities, especially for the bottom billion who live without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, and sufficient food and energy services. The UN commemoration of World Water Day will be organized by UNU and UNIDO on behalf of UN-Water on 20-21 March and will take place at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. To learn more click here. To join the conversation on twitter follow #wateris. Learn more about partners working on sanitation in support of Every Woman Every Child
NCD Child Conference 2014

20 March 2014

The NCD Child Conference is taking place from 20-21 March in Port of Spain, Trinidad. It will build on the achievements of the 2012 NCD Child Conference to ensure the needs of children, adolescents and youth are a priority focus within the context of NCD action and the post 2015 agenda. The conference is held in support of Every Woman Every Child. To join the conversation on twitter follow @NCDChild and #youthvoices. To learn more click here
Linking HIV, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, as part of the Post-2015 Social Justice Agenda

12 March 2014

A high-level panel on HIV, Gender Equality, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights took place during the 58th Commission on the Status of Women held in New York. The event, chaired jointly by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS and the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and in support of Every Woman Every Child, encouraged dialogue around the critical need for women-centered efforts to end the AIDS epidemic; the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights for women; gender equality and women’s empowerment; and zero tolerance for gender-based violence. To learn more click here
Event: Invest in Girls and Women: Everybody Wins

09 March 2014

On Monday, March 10th, Women Deliver, The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, Plan International, United Nations Foundation, and The Nike Foundation, all in support of Every Woman Every Child, will convene a high-level event  in conjunction with the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The convening of the Commission on the Status of Women presents an opportune time to highlight and coalesce high-level support for investment in reproductive health, education and equality of girls and women. This high-level breakfast will gather Ambassadors, private sector, NGOs and UN agencies to take stock and discuss the way ahead. To learn more click here. Follow #investingirl and #EWECProgress on twitter for live tweet coverage of the event. 

International Women’s Day

08 March 2014

8 March is International Women’s Day! This year, the theme is “Equality for women is progress for all”. To join the conversation on twitter follow #IWD2014. To learn more click here.

07 March 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada will host a high-level Summit on maternal, newborn and child health from May 28-30, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario. The Summit will provide Canadian experts and global leaders with the opportunity to build consensus on the focus of future international efforts in maternal, newborn and child health. Specifically, it will focus on the critical issues of strengthening health systems and building civil registration and vital statistics systems; reducing the burden of disease on developing countries; scaling up nutrition as a foundation for healthy lives; and building new partnerships with the private sector to leverage innovation and financing. To learn more click here
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