CSW Must Do Better for Young People in All Their Diversity
By Yasmina Benslimane, Harpreet Kaur Dhillon, Rubby Haji Naif, and Khesavi Ramen Last month, feminist activists, youth advocates, civil society actors, government officials, policymakers, and other key stakeholders from around the world gathered in New York for the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the…
Health for All Can Be Reality: Steps Toward Gender-Responsive UHC
As we commemorate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day on the 12th of December, the Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC calls on governments to act on the UHC promise of health for all and to advance gender equality, women’s rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2019, governments agreed to the UN Political Declaration on UHC, the most comprehensive global agreement on health ever, but it has not been adequately implemented. And, it did not go far enough to meet the needs of every person and ensure health for all.
Paving the Way for Inclusive Climate Futures with Adolescent Girls
With COP27 happening right now, meaningful engagement and co-leadership with adolescent girls and advocates is more urgent than ever. Youth activists Aminah Kirungi, a Youth and Gender Officer from the SRHR Alliance Uganda, and Dagmawit Workagegnehu, the Founder of Safer-SRHR and a Women Deliver Young Leader from Ethiopia, discuss why working at the intersection of climate and gender is essential for building inclusive climate futures.
To Achieve Lasting Progress on Gender Equality, We Must Put Young People in the Driver’s Seat
Young people, and particularly adolescent girls, are confronted by unique roadblocks in their most formative years. In the very years when young people need space and support to dream and realize their aspirations — to study, to work, to explore interests, and to plan for the future — their health…
Show Them the Money: The Case for Funding Youth Advocates
With support from Women Deliver Small Grants, Young Leaders are advocating for change in their communities on a range of issues, from sexual and reproductive health and rights to climate justice. For years, young people have been at the forefront of global movements for social change, leveraging their lived experiences…
WHA75: Women Deliver’s Take on Progress and Pushback on Gender Equality and SRHR
Each year, the World Health Assembly (WHA) brings together Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) to decide on the WHO’s future trajectory and how decision-makers around the world can work together to tackle the world’s most pressing global health challenges. — During this year’s convening — the Assembly’s 75th — the stakes were higher than ever. Heads of state, ministers of health, and global health leaders came together in-person for the first time in three years to discuss, among other key global health issues, how to strengthen health emergencies preparedness and…
Making Menstrual Health Management an Everyday Priority, from Coffee Tables to Policy Tables
For this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day, Women Deliver Young Leaders Tanjila Mazumder Drishti of Bangladesh and Eli-Anne Anwi Tembeng of Cameroon came together to share the need for a holistic approach to menstrual health management, even in times of crisis — from increasing access to menstrual health products and education to building gender-sensitive infrastructure and applying a gender and youth lens to health policy and pandemic responses.
CSW66: Looking Back and Paving the Way Forward on Climate Justice
This year, women’s rights advocates closely followed the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66). For the first time in 75 years, environmental and climate justice were positioned at the top of the Commission’s agenda. — What was at stake at CSW66? CSW66 was a crucial opportunity to reinforce the role that girls and women play as leaders on climate action, and to solidify global commitments to gender-transformative climate solutions that center the health and rights of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities.
Continental Conversations: The power of peer-to-peer learning to advance gender equality
By Isabella Mwangi, Djibril Ousmane Ndong, and Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke Veuillez trouver la version française ci-dessous. The Deliver for Good (DfG) Campaign is a multilateral partnership that advances the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through coalition-based advocacy for gender equality, primarily at the country-level in Kenya…