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Posted on: 06 May 2015 by in AWLN Blog

  By Joan Komsoon, African Women's Development Fund March 30, 2015 The Director of the Central Medical Stores in Zanzibar, Tanzania directed a total of 66 staff ... 

Posted on: 18 March 2015 by in AWLN Blog

Download the report below: No ceilings Report Summary: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea ... 

Posted on: 04 March 2015 by in AWLN Blog

  AWLN Uganda members Dr.HildaTadria and Maria Nassali at their advocacy meeting Reproductive health and family planning services are the right of every woman living ... 

Posted on: 27 February 2015 by in AWLN Blog, Uncategorized

AWLN member Dr. Hanuni Sogora at Zanzibar's Central Medical Stores Central Medical Stores in Zanzibar reduces errors in forecasting Family Planning commodity requirements at ... 

Posted on: 05 February 2015 by in AWLN Blog

Prudence Mabele joins UN Women CSAG AWLN member Prudence Mabele celebrates yet another achievement as she is nominated to serve on UN women’s Civil Society Advisory Group. ... 

Posted on: 26 January 2015 by in AWLN Blog

AWLN member Nyaradzayi Gumbodzvanda has begun the year with heightened efforts to speak out for the rights of those she values most-young African women. Last week, the ... 

Posted on: 01 December 2014 by in AWLN Blog

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to ... 

Posted on: 21 November 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Mama Alive initiative (MAI) is a nonprofit and public health organization in Uganda headed by Hon. Ruth Kavuma (AWLN member)has recently launched a new project known as the ... 

Posted on: 17 November 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Photo (c) Getty Images for TIME South African AWLN member Phindile Sithole-Spong has been featured as one of TIME Magazine's Next Generation Leaders. She talks candidly about ... 

Posted on: 11 November 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Remarkable progress since 2012 London Family Planning Summit, report shows More than 8 million new users of modern contraception have been recorded globally since the ... 

Posted on: 16 October 2014 by in AWLN Blog

  AWLN Zanzibar Team Influences Central Medical Stores to Conduct Re-training of Family Planning Service Providers in two Districts AWLN Members in Zanzibar, Tanzania, have ... 

Posted on: 01 October 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a risk for everyone, regardless of age. However, the media and community tend to overlook older people's ... 

Posted on: 26 September 2014 by in AWLN Blog

September 26th marks World Contraception Day a time to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex. Contraception allows women and men alike to choose ... 

Posted on: 22 August 2014 by in AWLN Blog

By Natasha Nduhiu Kathy Kiragu is a cool and calm jazz pianist who has loved music since her formative years. Back on holiday from the prestigious Berklee school of music, ... 

Posted on: 31 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Ugandan Parliamentarians were invited to discuss the current funding gap in the funding of family planning and reproductive health supplies in the financial year 2014/2015 ... 

Posted on: 25 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

At just 24, Phindile Sithole-Spong has been named one of South Africa's most influential young people by Mail & Guardian. The AWLN member is the founder of Rebranding ... 

Posted on: 22 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) conducted a review of the literature to identify barriers to adolescents’ access to and use of family planning ... 

Posted on: 18 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Do you work for a women’s rights research/resource centre or development research/resource centre in the global South? Would you and those who use your services benefit from ... 

Posted on: 15 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

What is the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM)? The RRM supports projects that respond to emerging and urgent opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal of enabling 120 ... 

Posted on: 07 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions. They have pulled together unprecedented ... 

Posted on: 04 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

On July 11 2012, the UK Government, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the UNFPA and other partners hosted a groundbreaking summit. This summit provided a ... 

Posted on: 23 June 2014 by in AWLN Blog

  Dr Hanuni Sogora 23 June 2014-In Zanzibar, Muslim religious leaders have a key role in the shaping of societal attitudes. Unfortunately, the same leaders are often ... 

Posted on: 04 June 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Photo-WB, Despite recent advances in important aspects of the lives of girls and women, pervasive challenges remain, most often as a result of widespread constraints. These ... 

Posted on: 29 May 2014 by in AWLN Blog

  AWLN Member Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda has been appointed as the African Union Goodwill Ambassador for Ending Child Marriage. We commend her hard work towards improving ... 

Posted on: 27 May 2014 by in AWLN Blog

A discussion with the Guardian Guardian Global Development Professionals Network on the rights of women and girls was hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ... 

Posted on: 11 May 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Having been a reproductive rights advocate for close to 10 years now, I think the importance of having an enforceable framework that supports women’s maternal health hit ... 

Posted on: 09 May 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The ENGAGE Presentation, "Family Planning and Gender Equality: Partners in Development," makes the case that in order to achieve development goals, governments must address both ... 

Posted on: 06 May 2014 by in AWLN Blog

  Jane Kiragu at UN Radio Studios-NY Implementation of MDG goal number five millennium development that speaks to maintain maternity services for the abolition of the ... 

Posted on: 05 May 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The Guttmacher Institute and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today released Spanish and French language versions of Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using ... 

Posted on: 30 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

As part of the second phase of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN), provision has been made for members of AWLN to apply for ... 

Posted on: 16 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

NEW YORK —The 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development ended early Saturday morning with a call from governments to promote gender equality and sexual and ... 

Posted on: 11 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Photo (c) Women Deliver Globally, an estimated 287 000 women died during pregnancy and childbirth in 2010. Most of them died because they had no access to skilled routine and ... 

Posted on: 10 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The following letter has been drafted and endorsed by several African CSOs at the ongoing 47th Commission on Population and Development: Your Excellencies, On behalf of ... 

Posted on: 10 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

CPD (c) UN News Centre Member States today kicked off a week-long assessment at United Nations Headquarters of action taken over the past 20 years to improve people’s ... 

Posted on: 05 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

As part of the second phase of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN), provision has been made for members of AWLN to apply for ... 

Posted on: 03 April 2014 by in AWLN Blog

A Population Commission was established by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 3 (III) of 3 October 1946. In its resolution 49/128 of 19 December 1994, the ... 

Posted on: 31 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Women constitute the majority of the population in most African countries; usually more than 51 %.  They are the pillar of the family unit by ensuring the daily management of ... 

Posted on: 27 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The Fifty-eighth session on the Commission on the Status of Women ended on 21st March 2014. We applaud the participants, including AWLN members Jane Kiragu and Sylvia Ssinabulya ... 

Posted on: 24 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office organized a Pre-CPD and Post 2015 consultative meeting in Nairobi Kenya  IPPFAR from 5-7 March 2014. ... 

Posted on: 21 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Jane Kiragu on the Kenyan Delegation at CSW AWLN member Jane Kiragu attended the recently concluded 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She had the ... 

Posted on: 18 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Jane Kiragu & Sylvia Ssinabulya, CSW-NYC Last week, AWLN members Jane Kiragu and Hon Sylvia Ssinabulya arrived in New York for the fifty-eighth session of the Commission ... 

Posted on: 13 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Photo (c) Capital FM Kenya Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is taking great strides for maternal health in the country through her Beyond Zero campaign. She says the ... 

Posted on: 10 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Photo (c) The Economist The link between access to modern contraceptives and lower fertility rates cannot be denied. Family planning prevents unwanted pregnancies, unsafe ... 

Posted on: 08 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

IWD Special by Hon. Sylvia Ssinabulya As we commemorate the International Women’s Day this year, I’d like to reflect on the theme “Inspiring change.” I will do this ... 

Posted on: 08 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

AWLN Member Ruth Kavuma has been a driving force for women’s reproductive healthcare in Africa. The former Member of Parliament writes about “inspiring change,” within ... 

Posted on: 08 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

International Women’s Day (IWD) began on 8 March during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution ... 

Posted on: 06 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

UNFPA Representative giving summary of the Global Review Report. Photo (c) Murugi Murekio-IPPFAR Members of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and ... 

Posted on: 03 March 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Dr.  Hilda Mary Tadria, a member of the African Women Leaders’ Network for Family Planning and Reproductive Health participated in the meeting organised for the Network of ... 

Posted on: 24 February 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Photo (c) everynewborn.org The Every Newborn: an action plan to end preventable deaths is a roadmap for change. It sets out a vision and proposes a goal and targets to end ... 

Posted on: 20 February 2014 by in AWLN Blog

A small under-the-skin contraceptive device will be made available free of charge to all women from next week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told MPs on ...