Women's Journal

From Self-Care to Collective Action: Realizing Women’s and Young People’s Health and Well-being

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In the year 2023, a significant inquiry involving over two million women and young people across more than thirty nations was conducted to identify their primary health and well-being concerns. This initiative is part of the Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series. The findings and a new call to action will be unveiled on Thursday, November 16th, from 8:00 to 9:30 AM EST. This event offers a unique opportunity to listen directly to the voices of women, young people, and community organizers who played a pivotal role in this extensive project. Their insights on optimal support mechanisms and innovative solutions for change will be a focal point. The event will feature live simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Spanish.

Esteemed speakers at this event include a diverse group of professionals and advocates in the field of health and well-being. These include Sujoy Roy from the Child in Need Institute, Clarisse Aquino from the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Ben Abdoul Azize Sawadogo from SOS Jeunesse et Défis, Rafia Rauf from the Forum for Safe Motherhood, Patricia Lopez from Equidad de Genero, Amal M. from HelpAge, Asha George from Exemplars in Global Health, Noha Salem from Organon, Diana Copeland from WRA Global, and Merette Khalil from WRA Global.

The event is not only a platform for launching the report and call to action but also serves as a hub for discussing related topics such as maternal, newborn, and child health, adolescent health and well-being, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the impact of COVID-19 on these areas.

PMNCH (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health) plays a crucial role in this endeavor, with a focus on strategies, annual reports, work plans, governance, and various functions, particularly in the context of COVID-19. The organization invites engagement through partnerships, providing information on their partners, constituency focal points, and contact details for further involvement and staying informed about their activities and opportunities.