Every Woman Every Child Initiative (EWEC)

Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.

Every Woman Every Child Initiative (EWEC)

Every Woman Every Child is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to encourage governments, civil society and private sector companies to improve the lives of vulnerable women and children. The initiative was launched in September 2010 by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and is currently supported by 200 partners. The effort puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which presents a roadmap on how to enhance financing, strengthen policy and improve service on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children.

Every Woman Every Child recognizes that all actors have an important role to play in improving women's and children's health. Every Woman Every Child recognizes that all actors have an important role to play in improving women's and children's health. More than $40 billion was pledged at the 2010 launch, and numerous partners have made additional, and critical, financial, policy and service delivery commitments, but more help is needed. The Secretary-General is asking the international community for the additional commitments necessary to take Every Woman Every Child past the tipping point. This would mean saving the lives of 16 million women and children, preventing 33 million unwanted pregnancies, ending stunting in 88 million children, and protecting 120 million children from pneumonia by 2015.

Partners

  • United Nations Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    When disaster strikes, the world turns to one organization for hope, help, leadership, and coordination: the United Nations. When there is peace to keep between warring factions, the world asks...

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000
    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive...
  • Ford Foundation

    Foundation, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. They believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential,...

  • MacArthur Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is...

  • The Global Fund for Women

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The Global Fund for Women is a publicly supported grantmaking foundation that advances human rights by investing in women-led organizations worldwide. Their international network of women and...

  • CARE USA

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to...

  • FHI 360

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

  • Nestlé

    Service Providers
    Switzerland | Staff size: 10,000+

    As the leading nutrition, health and wellness company, we are committed to enhancing people’s lives, everywhere, every day. We strive to make our brands tastier and healthier choices that...

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. They embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 40 Billion
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