Women and Girls Post-2015: What Does It Mean?

We’re in Week Three of our 50 Days of Action for Women and Girls Campaign. This week’s theme is “Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Post-2015 Global Development Agenda.” As my colleague Sarah explained in this post, the UN established eight international development goals, called the Millennium Development Goals (or “the…

UN Commission Opens Session Focusing on Migrants' Rights

Yesterday, the UN’s Commission for Population and Development (CPD) opened its 46th session. The week-long session will focus on new trends in migration. In his opening remarks, Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), emphasized the rights of female migrants among the issues most important to UNFPA’s work. Osotimehin noted women…

Defining Our Demands: Next Steps for Youth in the Post-2015 Process

In 2000, the UN established eight international development goals (the MDGs) — ranging from eradicating extreme poverty to improving maternal health — to be achieved by 2015. Now that this deadline is upon us, the international community is looking ahead to define what’s come to be known as…

Tell the U.S. Government: Carry on the Fight for Women and Girls' Rights

From USAID’s Vision for Action to End Child Marriage to launching the Equal Futures Partnership to expanding women’s participation in the politics and economies of their countries, Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary…