DEADLINE: 6 November
17 OCTOBER 2016 – WHO and partners are calling civil society organisations, agencies and partners working on the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents to provide inputs to a High-Level Working Group of Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents by 6 November 2016.
11 OCTOBER 2016 – Today is International Day of the Girl. On this occasion, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a statement calling for an increased focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using these data to inform key policy and program decisions to adequately measure and understand the opportunities and challenges girls face, and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems.
Landmark high-level working group puts health of women, children and adolescents at heart of human rights and development agenda
NEW YORK | 22 SEPTEMBER – A landmark high-level working group launched today aims to put the health of women, children and adolescents at the heart of the global human rights and development agenda. By looking for the most innovative ways to translate human rights into a reality, the Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents responds to the global call of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ‘leave no one behind’.
JULY 2016 - The 2030 Agenda lays out an ambitious framework that paints the picture of a peaceful and prosperous world. In order to see a transformative shift in our society, we must commit to taking the bold steps outlined in each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing human rights and gender is a necessity for this. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about “human rights” and “gender” in implementing the ideals of the SDGs?
Gender1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from her partner;More on gender
Equity99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countriesMore on equity
Human rights100 million people globally are pushed below the poverty line every year as a result of health care expenditureMore on human rights