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

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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 MDGs”) in […]

UN Commission Opens Session Focusing on Migrants' Rights

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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 […]

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

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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 of State, and the first term of the Obama administration, was marked by an unwavering dedication to promoting policies that advanced the rights […]