Up to 20% of women and 150 million children around the world are estimated to live with a disability, making people with disabilities the largest minority in the world.

Amberle Brown

Disability-Inclusion in Maternal/Child Health

Wheelchairs and braille aren’t generally images associated with maternal child health. But up to 20% of women and 150 million children around the world are estimated to live with a disability, making people with disabilities the largest minority in the world (CBM, n.d.; United Nations, 2006; UNICEF, 2013). These mothers and children with disabilities deserve […]

The New Script of Nursing

  Dear Colleagues and Members of the Global Alliance for Nursing & Midwifery (GANM), All of us know that our profession is undergoing an extraordinary transformation and that nursing will never look the same. While we know this, there is a profound need to educate the general public about the broader scope of our work […]

Perinatal depression among adolescents and access to mental health services

Meg, a high school student, got pregnant at fifteen. Apparently, this came as a shocker to her peers, parents, teachers, and even to herself. Consequently, Meg panicked and had difficulties concentrating on tasks and even entertained thoughts of suicide. She, however, carried the pregnancy to full term. But, after the delivery, she persistently had generalised […]

Mahila Musing: Nepal, Part 3

Through partnerships with on-the-ground organizations and a heap of passion for helping women around the world, Mahila Partnership takes a unique approach to sustainable development and disaster recovery in the communities where we work. Mahila’s President, Angela Devlen offers a deeper look at Mahila’s past projects in Nepal, how the team responded in the wake of […]

Mahila Musings: Nepal, Part 2

In Part 1 of our video series, Mahila Partnership President, Angela Devlen introduced Sabita, our now long-time partner and team leader in Nepal. Due the status of women and children in Nepal, Sabita is a strong health, nutrition and disaster risk reduction advocate. She has experienced first-hand the impacts of reoccurring landslides in the areas where she […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part III [of a 5 part series]  In this 5-part series we have been sharing critical issues faced by the women and girls we work with following disasters. Our flagship program in Haiti addresses an essential human right – access to basic menstrual health and hygiene services.  Need for Data  While there has been a […]

Partnership, Not Aid – How the Women of Haiti are Claiming a New Future

Part II Improving access to health and hygiene services through local capacity building During our trip to Haiti in 2014, Clinic Manager Miss Berrette explained how the women use “twal” – pieces of cloth that are used during menstruation by rural women. [watch video here] The type of cloth varies but often comes from the […]