Women’s Empowerment: The Linchpin in Global Health and Development

“Women’s rights are human rights.” Hillary Clinton first said these words in 1995 at the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Bejing. We heard them again on the last day of Women Deliver 2013. Are we replaying an old sob song? What, if anything, can the reprise of Clinton’s words teach us about what needs to happen to make gender equity a reality for all? Is the repetition of these words good news or bad news for the women’s empowerment movement?
read more

What We’ve Heard and Learned at Women Deliver

As we move into the second day of the conference, here are some of the inspiring quotes we’ve heard.  Across sessions, speakers educated attendees about gender disparities and the importance of  women’s health and empowerment.
read more

Mothers: The Women Behind Today’s ‘Women in the World’

Women in the World brought together some of the most influential female leaders from across the globe to discuss pressing issues affecting women today. But what stood out in most of the presentations was a mention of one unifying driving force behind each of these remarkable changemakers: their mother.
read more