The African Women’s Leadership Symposium is a regional platform that brings together women of power and influence occupying various decision-making positions. Women in leadership from all sectors of society, at varying levels, be it political, corporate, development, arts, sciences and beyond will converge to deliberate on how to best actualize transformative leadership in their respective contexts and for the greater benefit of the continent.
Given the complex world that we face today, the AWID 2016 Forum is not about a particular “issue”, but rather creating more effective ways of working together!
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Join thousands of Hoosier leaders, internationally-acclaimed authors and top organizations at Indiana's premier women's learning event. Their 2016 program builds on their wildly successful conferences featuring icons such as Martha Stewart, Kathy Ireland, Charlotte Beers, Gail Sheehy, Judy Smith, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.
Thisextraordinary day offers something for women of all ages, backgrounds and career stages. Design your day around topics you care about the most: Leadership, Career Development, Personal Development or Entrepreneurship.
This is the world's largest global conference on the health, rights, and well being of girls and women in the last decade.
Join the Women in the World’s 7th Annual Summit and meet the women in the headlines and the women on the front lines. Activists, artists, entrepreneurs and feminist firebrands — they’re all on the stage at this annual summit of influential, iconic women of our time and the men who admire them. Use #WITW to join the conversation online.
An initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, managed by UN OCHA, the first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016 and will bring together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises and new partners including the private sector to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future. Use #ShareHumanity to join the conversation.
Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.
The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and deepening poverty. Many women live with the condition for years – or even decades – because they cannot afford to obtain treatment.
An estimated 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the Caribbean are living with this injury, and some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases develop each year. Yet fistula is almost entirely preventable. Its persistence is a sign that health systems are failing to meet women’s essential needs.
The Campaign to End Fistula, launched by UNFPA and partners in 2003 is now present in 50 countries across Africa, Asia and the Arab region.
In its resolution A/RES/67/147, the General Assembly calls on the international community to use the International Day to significantly raise awareness and intensify actions towards ending obstetric fistula.