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Social Accountability: The Answer to Ensuring Reproductive and Maternal Health Rights in the Post-MDG Era?

May 05, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
With reinvigorated family planning and maternal health efforts underway, including FP2020 and planning for the post-Millennium Development Goal era, it is critical that there is equitable participation of women, youth, and their communities in the design, delivery, and monitoring of reproductive and maternal health policies and programs.
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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health

March 10, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Of all the Millennium Development Goals, the maternal health and sanitation targets are among the farthest off track, said Rebecca Fishman, operations and special projects director of WASH Advocates.
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Improving Maternal Health Through Universal Health Coverage

February 20, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The global maternal health agenda has been largely defined by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the last decade and half, but what will happen after they expire in 2015? What kind of framework is needed to continue the momentum towards eliminating preventable maternal deaths and morbidities?
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Maternal Health and HIV: Global Priorities for Research and Action

January 13, 2014 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Despite the fact that with proper interventions, the likelihood of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is less than five percent, expectant mothers with HIV or AIDS often face intense stigma and marginalization from health care providers around the world. As a result, in some areas, the mortality rate for mothers with HIV is five times greater than the rate for non-infected women
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Delivering Success: Scaling Up Solutions for Maternal Health (Report Launch)

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
While the United Nations met in New York last month to discuss progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and begin designing their successors, the latest report of the "Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health" series was launched at the Wilson Center.
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Tailored to Fit: Programming for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Rights of Young Women

September 17, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The first time Almaz, a teenager living in rural southern Ethiopia, went to the crowded health care clinic in her village to get contraception, she was told they only helped older women with children. The second time, she waited hours only to find out that her preferred method of contraception was out of stock and she would have to return another day.
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The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services. Sarah Craven, chief of the UN Population Fund’s Washington office, moderated the event.
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Can International Human Rights Norms Secure Women’s Rights in the MENA Region?

July 10, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Women's rights scholars and activists from the MENA region discuss the efficacy of human rights conventions in securing women's rights in the region.
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Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines: Women, Youth, and War

June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm5:00pm
As the United States approaches its 2014 deadline for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, one often overshadowed aspect of the conflict is the hard-won progress made by previously marginalized segments of the Afghan population, particularly women, girls, and young people. Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of young people in the world – many of whom have known only war. The median age of the population is 15.6 years old, the median age of marriage is 18, and half of mothers surveyed during a country-wide mortality survey had their first child when they were teenagers.
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Women as Agents of Change: Traditional Practices and Community-Based Social Change in Ethiopia

June 20, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Dr. Bogaletch Gebre is the recipient of this year's King Badouin African Development Prize. She is a passionate women’s rights activist from Ethiopia and has been recognized for her efforts to transform the lives of women through innovation and altering traditional conceptions of a woman’s role in shaping her political, economic, and social destiny.

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  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katrina Braxton // Program Assistant, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Schuyler Null // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative