WISE Director Georgia Taylor’s work with WHO on “Midwives Voices, Midwives Realities” cited in WHO statement to UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

The Director General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, has highlighted the findings of a report commissioned by WHO and partners, co-authored by WISE Director Georgia Taylor, in her end of year message.

WHO and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns.

WISE director Dinah Bennett’s recent visit to China fortunately coincided with a milestone event in the progression of women’s empowerment through a unique contact sport which is a growing phenomenon globally.

“From the glass cliff to the gender stress gap, from financial crisis to family crisis, women leaders face a number of converging personal, professional and global challenges. In the face of such momentous change and challenges, resilience as a simple notion of “bouncing back” isn’t enough”
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The participation of women at all levels and the strengthening of the women’s movement has never been so critical, working together with boys and men, to empower nations, build stronger economies and healthier societies. It is the key to making Agenda 2030 transformational and inclusive

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