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08 Mar 2012 description
report British Red Cross

Every year, people celebrate International Women’s Day in wildly different ways: some organise a meal with friends; others rally thousands together for a cause. On the first International Women’s Day 101 years ago there were rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland campaigning for women’s rights to education, the vote, and to equal pay.

However you celebrate this International Women’s Day, it’s important to reflect on which issues of inequality still remain – especially in developing nations where women’s human rights may not be adequately protected by the law.

15 Mar 2010 description

The Centre for Progressive Health Financing, announced by the Secretary of State at DFID's Agenda 2010 conference on 11 March, will help countries remove the financial barriers faced by the poor in accessing quality health services.

Lack of money is often cited by poor people as the main reason for not seeking healthcare.

23 Sep 2009 description

Press Release No: 2010/072/HDN

NEW YORK, 23 September 2009: An innovative health financing taskforce set up by world leaders twelve months ago is today announcing a series of new financing measures worth US$5.3 billion to save millions of women and children in developing countries, whose lives are under increased threat during the global economic crisis.

10 million more women and children will get access to free health care following today's announcements.

The innovative financing proposals will build on progress that has been made over the past ten years to improve the …