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IWHC's Top Ten Wins

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This week we’ve been posting our annual Top Ten Wins list – read and download the whole thing here. Here’s the short version of the list: Woman-Initiated Prevention Methods Offer New Hope Against HIV European Court Of Human Rights Rejects Irish Ban On Abortion United Nations creates New Body On Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, […]

Top Ten Wins 2010 #3: United Nations Creates New Body On Women’s Empowerment And Gender Equality, Appoints New Director To Head UNFPA

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Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. In July, the United Nations consolidated the four existing UN bodies on women (UNIFEM, DAW, INSTRAW and OSAGI) into one new organization—UN Women— and appointed Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as its […]

Top Ten Wins #4: Empowering Young People During the Year Of Youth

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Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. Summer 2010 marked the beginning of the United Nations Year of Youth. Fittingly, IWHC’s courageous partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America scaled up their exemplary comprehensive sexuality education programs to provide […]

Top Ten Wins 2010 #5: Activists, Policymakers In U.S. And Nigeria Lead Efforts To Prevent Child Marriage

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Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. In the United States, after years of persistent advocacy and media work by IWHC and colleagues, the Senate unanimously passed The International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act on December 1. […]

Top Ten Wins 2010 #8: United Nations Secretary General Releases Global Strategy On Women’s And Children’s Health

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Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. For months, IWHC worked with colleagues inside the UN system and several governments to help shape the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy on Women’s and Children’s Health. The brand new strategy promotes […]

Top Ten Wins #9: Maternal Deaths Decline Across the Globe

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Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. This September, new data found that the number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has decreased by one third since 1990. The September report, “Trends in Maternal Mortality”, […]