This week Simavi’s SRHR Public Affairs Officer, Morillio Williams, will be attending the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. The HLPF is the UN’s central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this blog Morillio shares his views, expectations and reflections on the HLPF.
Together with Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, Simavi started the Going for Gold programme to address women’s economic empowerment in the small-scale mining sector. This 5-year programme aims to improve the health and economic opportunities for women living in and around artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities in Western Region, Ghana, and Geita district, Tanzania. We asked Martha Jerome, from Tanzania three questions about this topic.
Seema Gupta works at Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), a local partner of Simavi. As part of the More Than Brides Alliance, Simavi works together with VHAI to reduce child marriage and its adverse effects on young women and girls in India. Seema is the programme director of this programme, called Marriage: No Child’s Play programme. We spoke to her in the lights of the UN follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Jennifer Amadi works as Advocacy Advisor at African Youth Initiative on Population, Health & Development (AfrYPoD). Together with Simavi’s Public Affiars Officer Morillio Williams, Jennifer is co-chair of the RHSC Youth Caucus. The Youth group aims to increase access to reproductive health supplies by making available research and data on youth contraceptives and other maternal health supplies needs, and also to strengthen young people’s engagement and participation within the Coalition.We spoke to Jennifer about the Youth Caucus Key Messages during the High Level Political Forum in New York.