Posts tagged ‘women’s health’

Infographic: “The Revolution will be led by a 12-year-old girl” @Womens_eNews @VitalVoices @Pinterest

Found on Pinterest thanks to Vital Voices and Women’s eNews!

August 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

Say NO – UNiTE Video of the Week! @UN_Women @USNC_UNWomen @MaggieSchmitz #hwhtw #VAW

Thanks to Maggie Forster Schmitz of USNC-UN Women for sharing!

“Every week UN Women’s Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women YouTube Channel features a different video that speaks on the issue.”

“This week’s Say NO — UNiTE Video of the Week is a profile of the Thuthuzela Care Centres in South Africa produced by UNTV for UN Women.  ‪The Thuthuzela Care Centres are ‘one-stop shops’ designed to address the needs of sexual assault survivors. The centres provide emergency medical care, crisis counseling, police investigation and court preparation in an integrated and survivor-friendly manner.  Watch video >>

“Missed last week’s video? Check out our playlist for Say NO’s 2012 Video of the Week:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL12DEF6ACEBED95DC

“Say NO is always on the lookout for compelling and insightful videos addressing violence against women to feature in its weekly slot. Have a suggestion? Send the name of the video and YouTube url link directly to ryan.brown@unwomen.org

June 12, 2012 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Ban Ki-moon: “The Best Investment a Country Can Make” @UN #hwhtw #maternalhealth

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently spoke at a reception for the in support of “Every Woman Every Child”, in Mumbai, India.  He congratulated India on its efforts to eradicate polio, and challenged the crowd to put the same resources toward maternal and child health, calling it a “common sense approach”:

“[W]e share the same conviction that saving women’s and children’s lives is the best investment any country can make.  If a person is ill, or their child is sick, anyone with resources would not think twice about spending them on health care.  But, somehow, Governments often miss this common-sense approach to what matters in life.”

Read the full speech: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/sgsm14261.doc.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ungen+%28UN+gender+equality+news+feed%29

May 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: Every Mother Counts launches “No Mothers Day” @everymomcounts @CTurlington #hwhtw #moms

Every Mother Counts, founded by Christy Turlington Burns, and CHI & Partners are launching an innovative campaign this Mother’s Day to bring attention to the importance of maternal health care.

“The cornerstone of the campaign is a short social issue film that features moms encouraging other moms to join in solidarity by disappearing May 13th, Mother’s Day, because ‘our silence can speak the loudest for all mothers.’ Click here to watch the video.

“Our goal is to leverage Mother’s Day—the day when people are thinking about their mothers most—as a moment to bring the facts about maternal mortality to a wider audience. We believe that once people know the facts, they will want to do what they can to engage. Our hope is that the No Mothers Day campaign will spark energy into Every Mother Counts’ overarching goal of driving 5 million individual actions on maternal health by 2015.

“How You Can Help:
·      Spread the word about our short social issue film and sharing it with your network;
·      Sign up to take part in No Mothers Day yourself on our Facebook page;
·      Inform your friends about the issue of maternal health and with their help, we can prevent 90% of the fatalities that occur due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth; and
·      Post about the No Mothers Day campaign on your social media outlets with the language below.”

Whether you’re a mom, or just have one, find out how you can participate: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a37060f836a37740beac206a0&id=7e702b3c8d&e=f50fa4b46c

May 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Video: ‘Mother Robin’ delivers for poor women in Indonesia @everymomcounts @CTurlington #hwhtw

“Mother” Robin Lim, a powerhouse midwife and maternal/child health advocate, was named a “CNN Hero” for her prenatal and birthing care clinics in Indonesia.  You can help her raise funds to build a new clinic by supporting Every Mother Counts in the Firefox challenge!

‘Mother Robin’ delivers for poor women in Indonesia
By Ebonne Ruffins, CNN

Bali, Indonesia (CNN) — At dawn, two women rise after sleeping on mats outside an Indonesian hospital.

They’ve waited all night for a chance to see their newborn babies, whom the hospital is holding until the medical bills are paid in full.

“Holding babies until payment is common in Indonesia,” said Robin Lim, a midwife who founded birthing clinics in Aceh and the island of Bali.

At this particular hospital in Bali, mothers who don’t pay are allowed in twice a day to feed their baby and change their baby’s diaper. Those fortunate enough to find the money may take their babies home. Others might relinquish their parental rights and place their babies up for adoption, Lim explained.

“You worry, ‘Will I be able to deliver this baby safely into the world?’ But you shouldn’t have to worry, ‘How will I pay for it?’ ” said Lim, 54.

“Mother Robin,” or “Ibu Robin” as she is called by the locals, is working to change that with her Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) health clinics. These birthing sanctuaries offer free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to anyone who needs it.

Read the CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/10/cnnheroes.lim.midwife/index.html

Donate to EMC in the Firefox Challenge: http://www.crowdrise.com/EMCChallenge

January 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: The Firefox Challenge @everymomcounts @CTurlington #hwhtw

Mozilla has partnered with some civic-minded celebrities to raise money for charity this holiday season!  In the Firefox Challenge, Mozilla started off with a $5,000 donation to each celebrity charity, and will give $25,000 more to the charity that raises the most funds by January 11.

One of the celebrities in the Challenge is supermodel and maternal health activist (and HWHTW heroine) Christy Turlington Burns.  Her nonprofit, Every Mother Counts, is currently raising funds to build a much-needed new maternal health clinic in Indonesia.  Click here to make a donation – and if you give at least $16, you’ll be entered to win an Every Mother Counts t-shirt autographed by Christy herself!

Learn more or donate: http://www.crowdrise.com/EMCChallenge

December 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

“Why Are India’s Women So Stressed Out?” @hbr #hwhtw

Does empowering women make them more stressed out?  This Harvard Business Review article by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid looks at the data:

“According to “Women of Tomorrow,” a recent Nielsen survey of 6,500 women across 21 different nations, Indian women are the most stressed in the world today. An overwhelming 87% of Indian women said they felt stressed most of the time, and 82% reported that they had no time to relax.

“The Nielsen survey’s respondents blame the difficulty of juggling multiple roles at home and work. Career opportunities for women in “the New India” are rapidly expanding, but family expectations and social mores remain rooted in tradition.”

Read the full article: http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hewlett/2011/08/why_are_indias_women_so_stress.html

September 23, 2011 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

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