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2.5M Lives Saved Since 2010 Under U.N.’s Every Woman Every Child Partnership

Reuters: Child and maternal deaths tumble, East Africa leads the way: U.N. “Maternal and child death rates fell in every one of the poorest 49 countries in the world between 2010 and 2013, largely as a result of a U.N. initiative launched in 2010, the world body said on Tuesday…”…

Accurate Maternal Health Indicators Critical For Measuring Progress

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Measuring Maternal Health in a Post-MDG World Linnea Bennet, an intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program, recaps a December Wilson Center panel discussion examining the challenges around determining, collecting, and evaluating maternal health data to accurately measure…

Inequalities In Legal Rights For Women, Girls Exist In 170 Nations, Report Shows

News outlets discuss “Closing the Gender Gap,” a new report by UCLA’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) on inequalities in legal rights among women and girls worldwide. The Guardian: Legal barriers prevent women’s empowerment in more than 170 countries “Twenty years after the historic Beijing conference on women’s empowerment, more…

U.N., U.S. Leaders Urge Gender Equality On International Women’s Day

Media outlets report on issues surrounding International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8. Associated Press/The Guardian: Gender equality still decades away, says chief of U.N. Women “…Twenty years after 189 countries adopted a blueprint to achieve equality for women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that not a single country has reached gender…

World Leaders, Women Can Work Together To Reach Gender Equality By 2030

Inter Press Service: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women “…When [world leaders] meet at the United Nations in New York in September, they will have the opportunity to revisit and re-commit to the goals of [the Fourth World Conference on…

Ebola Epidemic Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Improve Poor Nations’ Health Care Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Wake-Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, discusses a new report from the organization, titled “A Wake-Up Call,” that “focuses on the way that the inadequate health services in the [three…

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