On International Day of the Girl Child, we look back at five years of progress for girls health and rights worldwide.
At a time when sexual and reproductive health and rights are under threat globally, Dr. Kanem’s experience and commitment to women’s rights are especially critical. UNFPA is the largest international provider of contraceptives and other family planning services, and a vital player in the furthering the gender equality component of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The results of a new Equal Measures 2030 survey raise concerns about the ability of policymakers to adequately use data to promote and achieve the gender equality initiatives of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mark Green takes office as Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at a particularly precarious moment, as the Trump Administration seeks to slash foreign assistance and development programs. Women’s and girls’ health and rights look set to be among the biggest casualties.
After intense negotiations, countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration that reaffirmed their commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and asserted that gender equality is essential to do so. However, the declaration stopped short of a robust commitment to women's human rights.
The UN High Level Political Forum will take a close look at what governments must do to meet the SDGS to achieve gender equality.
The drumbeat to end child marriage worldwide continues to grow louder. For the third time, countries adopted a resolution to end it.
Just as US-funded programs for girls and gender equality are truly getting underway, the rug may be pulled out from under them.
Women’s rights are under attack around the globe. A recent victory can shed light on how to fight back.
Over the past week we have watched with increasing alarm as the Trump Administration pursues policies that show a complete disregard for multilateralism and a disdain for institutions like the UN.