Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

Other meetings and events


  • International Women’s Day: protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights.
    8 March 2014 - Statement from the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health on International Women’s Day.
  • Launch of the 3d iERG report
    September 2014 | New York - The iERG presented the key results of their third year of work and major findings of the 2014 report at a number of special events related to advocacy and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) which took place during the lead-up and the week of the opening of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • iERG 2014 report at PAHO 53d DC
    3 October 2014 | Washington - There has been progress in improving the health situation of women and children in the region of the Americas and the world, but there is much left to do, said Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), and one of nine members of the independent Expert Review Group (iERG). Barroso presented the findings from the 2014 iERG report, Every Woman, Every Child: a Post-2015 Vision, during PAHO’s 53rd Directing Council.
  • World Pneumonia Day: every breath of every child counts
    12 November 2014 - World Pneumonia Day provides an opportunity to look again at the size and scale of an utterly preventable, but still all too common, cause of childhood death. It provides a moment to express our shock at the unacceptable toll of disease and death which pneumonia brings to those embarking on a new life. It provides the platform to speak out and say we must work together to end the epidemic—now.
  • World Prematurity Day 2014: saving lives, committing to the future of people
    17 November 2014 - Preterm birth is the largest single cause of death among children under-5. And yet this largely preventable cause of childhood mortality is almost entirely ignored by the international community. This scandal of inaction must end. Action by countries to save the lives of children born prematurely, some of the most vulnerable children in the societies today, is a measure of the commitment of that society to the future of its own people. World Prematurity Day is a moment for governments to recommit to a better future for their citizens.
  • International Day for Discrimination of Violence Against Women 2014: beyond the health sector
    25 November 2014 - Violence against women is common worldwide, a severe abuse of a woman's human rights, and a global health challenge of epidemic proportions. An effective response to violence against women needs to go beyond the health sector. The iERG believes that the elimination of violence against women must be a central objective of the post-2015 era of sustainable development. Indeed, prioritising action to protect women and girls from the global epidemic of violence that they face will be an important litmus test of the ongoing political rhetoric about the future of human development.
  • World AIDS Day 2014: business unsual: time to end the AIDS epidemic
    1 December 2014 - Thirty years ago AIDS stole into our lives silently and ruthlessly. Today, the global outrage has declined considerably by several decibels. Unfortunately, AIDS is no longer considered urgent and is treated as a chronic illness in many countries. It is time that the global community collectively committed to ending the epidemic once and for all. The UNAIDS 2014 report calls for a global 90 90 90 goal by 2020 and 95 95 95 endgame by 2030. The iERG is calling for a robust independent accountability framework to be developed, to support the Global strategy and operational and financing plan that accompanies this 95 95 95 vision. An AIDS free generation is possible, and long overdue! This is not fast tracking, it is business unusual, and it must happen now!
  • Human Rights Day 2014: #rights365
    10 December 2014 - On December 10 every year, Human Rights Day commemorates the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”. In our world today, in 2014, we see that in places where there had been progress in achieving human rights, this progress has been lost, in some places to some degree in others totally. The iERG welcomes and fully supports this year’s slogan: Human Rights 365. Like life itself it is never done and requires continues unwavering and daily, hourly, efforts. Every woman, every child, every adolescent, and every man should have equal access to quality health care.
  • International Migrants Day 2014: the most vulnerable
    18 December 2014 - As we commemorate today International Migrants Day, there are more people living abroad, more Internally Displaced People (IDP’s), more irregular migrants, more refugees, and more asylum seekers than ever before in the history of mankind. Women and children, always the most vulnerable among the vulnerable people, suffer most. For us this blatant lack of fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed to these communities is unacceptable. We call on the international community and each and every one to take seriously the commitments made to migrants and their families.


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