Deliver for Good: Share your views on 12 critical investments in girls and women

24 JUNE 2016 | ONLINE — The Deliver for Good Campaign is a new global push that applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals and promotes 12 critical investments in girls and women to power progress for all. A core element of the campaign are policy briefs related to the 12 investment areas. These initial briefs were drafted in consultation with more than 25 issue experts from around the world. And now it’s your turn—add your expertise, insights, share case studies, and review!

Jo Cox : White Ribbon Alliance Remembers British MP and Former Staff Member

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

22 JUNE 2016 | WASHINGTON, DC — Jo joined WRA in May 2009 as the Director of the Maternal Mortality campaign and quickly became instrumental in bringing global political attention to the need to elevate maternal, newborn health as a means to lift the status of women worldwide. She worked closely with Sarah Brown, a tireless maternal health advocate, to build a strong base of supporters for our work. Together they were critical in getting maternal, newborn health on the agenda at the G8, African Union and other influential global bodies.

Grand Challenges Canada announces new open funding opportunities

27 MAY 2016 | ONTARIO, CANADA — Do you have a bold idea for improving reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health? Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada) has launched two new Requests for Proposals: Stars in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Saving Brains. The funding opportunities, open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada supports bold ideas that integrate science and technology, social and business innovation

Act Now for Adolescents

26 MAY 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — A new Knowledge Summary launched by PMNCH and Partners, explains how and why adolescents’ basic needs and rights need to be met within enabling environments for them to survive, thrive and develop their full transformative potential. It is a call to action, empowerment and recognition of the essential human capital adolescents are and will continue to be as adults.

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