Bringing you monthly insights on investing in girls' and women's health, rights, and wellbeing.

Accelerating Access to Essential Resources. This is the theme of this month’s What’s Good – a monthly newsletter bringing you stories, research, advocacy tools, and opinions centered on Deliver for Good's 12 investment areas.

Why essential resources you may ask? Because water, sanitation, land, and energy are exactly that – essential to the health and wellbeing of girls and women. And the ripple effect of access to essential resources – or a lack thereof – is far-reaching, affecting a woman’s health, education, housing, security, and livelihood, not only for herself but also for her family, community, and her country.

Now is the time for gender-sensitive approaches to essential resources. Accelerating women’s access to these resources has the potential to alleviate poverty across communities and across the globe.  Evidence shows, gender-sensitive approaches work. We must reject one-size-fits-all approaches and put girls and women at the center of development.

Join Deliver for Good partners in accelerating access to essential resources for girls and women everywhere.

Global Moments in October
International Day of the Girl - October 11th
Global Handwashing Day - October 15th
International Day of Rural Women- October 15th
World Food Day - October 16th
Take a deeper dive into stories and solutions for accelerating access to essential resources for girls and women.
Joint Statement: International Day of Rural Women
A joint statement urging states to comply with their obligations to "account for the quality, legality, and effective implementation, participation, and enforceability of land rights for women." 
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Rural Women Must Not Be "Left Behind"
Katia Araujo, Landesa
On International Day of Rural Women, we must envision rural women's status differently than the way it is too often perceived.
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Research Improves Handwashing Programs by Uncovering Drivers of Behavior Change
Carolyn Moore, FHI360
A look at using evidence and data to understand why people wash their hands, and how motivation for handwashing can be translated into programs.

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Defining the Resources that Build Resiliency
Kathleen Colson, the BOMA Project
Expanding choice and agency for women and girls is not only transformative for them, but also for their families and communities, making them healthier, more stable, and more resilient. That’s empowerment. And that’s a resource that benefits our entire global community.

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Video: Why I Ran 26 Miles Bleeding Freely on my Period
Video | Women Deliver LIVE
In this video, activist, runner, and former drummer for M.I.A. Kiran Gandhi talks about running the London Marathon while bleeding freely on her period, and the stigma surrounding menstruation around the world.
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Meet Women in Energy Who Inspire Us
By Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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Water at What Cost Report Illustrates Undue Burden on Women and Girls
By Women Deliver

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An Unexpected Question
By Mandy Moore, PSI

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Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment
The Atlantic

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Talk to you next month when we're focusing on Investing in Women to Tackle Climate Change and Conserve the Environment

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