September 15, 2016

Celebrating Every Woman Every Child

Written by Nana Kuo, Senior Manager, Every Woman Every Child Health Team

Woman with children

Photo courtesy of Every Woman, Every Child

This year, like previous years, maternal, child and adolescent health will be a main topic of conversation at the UN General Assembly. Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) will celebrate progress made so far, acknowledge champions for the movement and highlight the importance of keeping women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing at the core of sustainable development efforts.

EWEC partners will emphasize the main messages deriving from the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, launched in 2015 along the Sustainable Development Goals as a front-runner platform to help implement Agenda 2030.

From 18-22 September, EWEC will host a social media relay to ensure that key issues, from maternal health to newborn survival, highlighted in the Global Strategy are not only visible, but that they drive a conversation that helps to set the agenda in a way that leads to a more sustainable, peaceful and prosperous future for all.

Each day surrounding the UN General Assembly has a set theme. All partners are invited to participate in the social media conversation by sharing photos, blogs or relevant articles, using #EWECisME and other hashtags indicated under each theme to ensure your voices are heard.

18 Sep

The importance of accountability and country-level implementation to achieve the Global Strategy and the SDGs

19 Sep

Bridging humanitarian work into sustainable development efforts: women, children and adolescents as first responders and agents of change

20 Sep

Survive: Promoting health to save lives. The importance of ending preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths by 2030.

21 Sep

Thrive: ensuring that women, children and adolescents not only survive, but thrive and achieve their potential to help transform the world

22 Sep

Transform: The power of partnershipsworking across sectors to improve health and wellbeing and harnessing the power of partnerships.

Please lend your content and your voices to the conversation. For more information, please visit