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White Ribbon Alliance

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A global network of reproductive, maternal health and rights advocates campaigning for more resources and the right policies to prevent the needless deaths of women.




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Women and girls standing together with their fists in the air
In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly declared the World Day of Social Justice be commemorated annually on Feb. 20. COVID-19, in addition to conflict and climate change, has exacerbated the hardships vulnerable communities have faced these past two years, creating further imbalances in areas like health care, safety, housing, basic rights and more. In 2022, it is expected that 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection, which is the highest figure in decades. These factors have not dampened spirits though. We’ve seen an incredible rise in conversation, education and charitable giving toward social justice throughout the pandemic. According…

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Jemie Shrestha Speaks Truth to Power at WHA
My name is Jemie Shrestha and I am a Youth Advocate from a small town in the Palpa district of Nepal. When I first volunteered for White Ribbon Alliance at 16 years old, I was surprised and saddened to see how poor the reproductive health conditions were for women and young girls in my community. So many women and girls could not access quality healthcare locally, or at all. White Ribbon Alliance’s global platform for youth has given me, and countless other young advocates, the opportunity to give voice to the demand for sexual and reproductive health rights. As a White Ribbon Alliance Youth Representative, I have represented my country at the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly in Geneva. The honor of speaking for the boys and girls of Nepal, and the ability to directly question the health representative from Nepal at a global meeting about how they plan…