- 20/02/2014 : New programme in Uganda funded by Big Lottery Fund
- 28//01/2014 : MPs vote on development bill to tackle gender inequality
- 24/01/2014 : Universal Health Coverage an essential means of achieving post 2015 health goals
- 21/01/2014 : Large returns from small investments in women's and children's health
- 03/01/2014 : In 2014, it's unacceptable for girls in Malawi to be unable to go to school
- 03/01/2014 : Child survival: a message of hope but a call for renewed commitment in UNICEF report
Welcome to Women and Children First's latest Advocacy Update!
Apologies for sending it a little later than expected and this is because we have been very busy with the London Family Planning Summit and the follow-up activities. We have written to all key people who have taken pledges at the Family Planning Summit and are closely following their progress in promoting the family planning for women around the world.
We are also currently working with the Manifesto for Motherhood Coalition on a submission to the International Development Committee on POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT GOALS. This is a great opportunity for Women and Children First make sure that Sexual, Reproductive and Health Rights of mothers, young women and adolescents are included in the post 2015 development agenda. We shall keep you posted on this. In the mean time please visit http://www.parliament.uk/indcom/ for more information.
Women and Children First Granted UN Special Consultative Status
Post-2015 High-Level Panel Announced
AIDS 2012 conference issues renewed calls to end the AIDS epidemic
Not Without Women: Combination Prevention is Essential for an AIDS-Free Generation
New Lancet series demonstrates the impact of family planning services
- A woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth every 2 minutes. Ninety-nice percent of these deaths are in the developing world
- Up to 1/3 of these pregnancies were unintended
- Millions of these mothers-to-be are still children themselves
- More than 200 million women and girls in developing countries lack access to contraceptives
Rio Conference disappoints women’s health advocates
The Women’s Major Group (WMG) at the United Nations’ Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, representing 200 civil society women’s organizations from all around the world, is greatly disappointed and seriously outraged by the results of the “official” deliberations at Rio+20, believing that the governments of the world have “failed women, future generations and our beautiful but fragile planet earth”. Read more
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Save the Children report shows global health funding often ignores newborn babies
Guttmacher Institute updates landmark “Adding it up” publication on the costs, impact and benefits of family planning.
With three MDGs achieved, global partnership for development is key to 2015 success
For more news from Women and Children First and our partners including our Good Practice Guide Community Mobilisation through Women's Groups to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies, visit the Women and Children First website.
We would be happy to hear any feedback you may have on this newsletter.
Our Radio 4 Appeal update – a big thank you
Thank you very much to all of you who contributed to help us raise our total of £9,345.85.
Please do watch this short video where you can listen to the stories of some of the mothers we have helped in Bangladesh.
You’ll hear from Jyosna who’s life, and that of her son Nurani, was saved by a loan worth just £15.