Up close and personal with WHO Director-General Candidates

7 DECEMBER 2016 | ONLINE — There are six candidates vying for the esteemed position of Director-General of the WHO. It is more important than ever to know where they stand on fundamental issues like sexual and reproductive health and rights, the role of young people, gender equality, and gender mainstreaming throughout the entirety of WHO. Women Deliver, in the spirit of being a strong voice for girls and women; promoting cross-cutting dialogue; and inspiring commitments at all levels has asked all six nominees a series of pointed questions.

Webinar: How can business advance adolescent health?

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30 NOVEMBER 2016 | ONLINE — Join us on 8 December from 9h30-11h00am EST/3h30-5pm CET for a dynamic webinar featuring business representatives, youth and development partners where we will hear about current challenges facing adolescent health, learn about on the ground actions being driven by the private sector and explore opportunities for greater impact. PMNCH’s Adolescent & Youth Constituency will share some of their exciting initiatives to drive advocacy, accountability and meaningful engagement for youth in support of Every Woman Every Child, the Global Strategy and the SDGs.

Sarah’s Story: Improving essential services for survivors of violence against women and girls

25 NOVEMBER 2016 | WORLDWIDE —Today kicks off 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence culminating in the commemoration of Human Rights Day on 10 December. PMNCH joins UN agencies and partners around the world to “Unite to end violence against women”. WHO estimates that 1in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. This violence can have serious ramifications on their health, wellbeing and advancement. Yet solutions exist.

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  • 21 November

    An interview: Using photography to combat child marriage

    While working on a story about girls and women who set themselves on fire in Herat, Afghanistan, visual journalist Stephanie Sinclair discovered a disturbing pattern among the scarred patients in the hospital’s burn ward: Most of them had been forced into marriage as children. Horrified to learn that child marriage was common in communities throughout the world, Sinclair dedicated the next 10 years of her life to documenting the practice in the hopes of inspiring change. In this interview, Women Deliver speaks to Sinclair about using photography as a tool to “ignite change and spur action.

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    Building an evidence gap map of social, behavioural and community engagement interventions

    WHO is working with partners and experts to strengthen the evidence base on social, behavioural and community engagement (SBCE) interventions and as part of these efforts, brought together more than forty research and programme experts from around the world to analyse the initial findings of an evidence gap map of selected SBCE interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent Health.

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