Special Calendar Dates
- January 11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
- March 8: International Women’s Day
- October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
Addressing early childhood development through nutrition, education and basic health care is the most effective strategy for improving broader social development and the well-being of women and girls in particular. Supporting women and girls is the most important factor in building healthy communities and a stable global community. Through the relief and development programs of One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion, the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) reach families around the world in need of vital food, nutrition and healthcare assistance. In addition, our churches work with partners like Church World Service and Bread for the World to advocate for robust U.S. and international food policies and programs.
1000 Days Campaign for Maternal Health and Nutrition
A thousand days. From pregnancy through the first two years of life are the most important to ensure a child grows up as healthy as possible. Yet millions of babies around the world, and their mothers, do not receive the essential nutrition necessary for strong and healthy bodies. Sadly each year 3.5 million children die of malnutrition. The Thousand Days campaign targets action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and young children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when better nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty.
Sustainable Development Goals and Women
Women’s Rights and Global Leadership
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