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#MDG456Live Daily Delivery | September 22-28, 2013 | Curated coverage of women and children and the post-2015 agenda.

Friday, September 27

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in support of Every Woman Every Child

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Top Coverage 

Global Citizen Festival Calls for Women’s Equality 

On Saturday, September 28th, more than 60,000 people will come together at a musical festival on the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York City, to focus on one goal – to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

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Emerging Conversations
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Knowledge-sharing in mHealth is Critical to Providing Life-saving Solutions for Moms

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In a new report, Sparking a Global Movement with MAMA, commissioned by Johnson & Johnson, a partner of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), over 230 organizations, from almost 60 countries downloaded MAMA’s free, adaptable vital health mobile messages.

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Outcome Document:
Post-2015 process picks up with flexible goals for all

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World leaders agreed on Wednesday to host a global summit in September 2015 to set a new set of goals to combat poverty and encourage sustainable development. The commitment was enshrined in an ”outcome document” adopted at a special event at the U.N. General Assembly’s 68th session in New York.

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Blog + Report

New Family Planning Technologies Expand Options for Women

 \\  by Judy Manning & Zeda Rosenberg 

The picture could not be clearer: A woman's health and livelihood are threatened when modern family planning methods are out of her reach. 

On World Contraception Day (September 26), we are reminded that unintended pregnancy is a major contributor to maternal and infant death and disability around the world, and a recognized obstacle to global development. 

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Featured Hashtag


Women Deliver hosted a Twitter chat to share ideas, spark discussion, and engage leaders about how we can make sure that girls and women everywhere have access to family planning information and services they want and need. 

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Women Deliver ‏@WomenDeliver
Q2: Investing in #familyplanning benefits families, communities & nations. Why do you think these investments are so important? #WCDchat
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Population Institute @PopInstitute
A2: Having children by choice, not by chance, leads to healthier families and communities.  #Familyplanning is key to that. #WCDchat
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Marie Stopes (MSI) @MarieStopesagnaire 
A18: In Afghanistan we’ve trained Mullahs to become reproductive champions. 1 even provides condoms from his mosque #WCDchat #FP2020

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Videos to Inspire

The Power of 1000 Days
By 1000 Days 

The 1,000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. 


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Jill Sheffield
By FHI 360 & Women Deliver 

Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver thanks the Every Woman Every Child community for engaging in important conversations about girls and women.  


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Giving Birth in the DRC - In Photographs


by Panos photographer Sven Torfinn - The Guardian 

Panos photographer Sven Torfinn has been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo documenting the work done looking after mothers and their babies at health centres and hospitals supported by H4+ 

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Video Live Coverage

Girls' Globe Daily Live Coverage 

By: Girls' Globe Bloggers

The Girl Declaration 

On October 1st,  the Nike Foundation, in coordination with the United Nations Foundation, is launching the Girl Declaration, a call to action that aims to ensure that adolescent girls are included in the post-2015 agenda.

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What needs to be done to ensure access to contraception and why is it important?

#WCDchat became a trending conversation on Twitter, as advocates and organizations discussed what needs to be done to ensure access to contraception and why it is important.

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Quote of the Day on Instagram

Visit Girls' Globe Instagram page for the Quote of the Day.

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Story Personal stories

Mentor Mother Stories

by Mothers 2 Mothers 

Mentor Mothers are mothers living with HIV themselves who have participated in a PMTCT program and are trained health educators and role models. Mentor Mothers motivate pregnant women with HIV to adhere to their medical regimen and provide a network of support for all mothers in the community.

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Can the Success of Empowering Women Be Measured with a Yardstick?
Seven Questions for Helene Gayle

by Joy Marini, Executive Director, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson

What have been the most surprising ways in which families have changed when women are empowered?

The tangible benefits of empowering girls and women aren't surprising at this point. Maybe I should put it this way -- they shouldn't be surprising. When a woman has access to health care, is it a surprise that she's healthier and more productive?

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Video Blog + Report

Multi-level strategy to fight malaria launched by UN development arm and partners 

By United Nations

The United Nations and a coalition of partners today launched a comprehensive approach to fighting malaria, a disease which – despite tremendous advances – still kills an estimated 660,000 people each year and poses a major challenge to development. 

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Video HIV + Youth + Gender

Efforts to Prevent HIV Must Focus on Gender Equity

by Ward Cates & Nirupama Sista, FHI 360 on The Huffington Post 

In the last half century, women's rights worldwide have improved significantly and yet in almost 90% of the countries surveyed, at least one law remains on the books to bar women from certain jobs, opening a bank account, accessing capital or making independent decisions. 

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Post-2015 Development Framework: What’s In It For Young People? 

by Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Women Deliver, and Julie A. Cornell, Johnson & Johnson

On Thursday, September 26th a group of young activists from around the world gathered at the UN Church Center to discuss ways in which young people can contribute meaningfully to the post-2015 development framework, particularly related to HIV and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

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