The Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (EWEC Global Strategy)1 was launched by world leaders in September 2015 alongside the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to build momentum for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being and, in so doing, contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).2
The human rights-based EWEC Global Strategy prioritizes meeting the needs of the most disadvantaged and marginalized women, children and adolescents. It takes a holistic approach, focusing on reducing inequities, strengthening fragile health systems and fostering multisectoral approaches to address the wide-ranging determinants of health. In this way the EWEC Global Strategy aims to end preventable deaths, illness and injury by 2030 and to unlock the full potential of women, children and adolescents so they can thrive and transform their communities.
The Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement3 puts the EWEC Global Strategy into practice through country-led, multistakeholder engagement and collaboration. EWEC is a model for transformative and mutually accountable partnership in a complex and evolving development landscape, bridging sectors and strengthening partner alignment in order to support governments and accelerate sustainable progress for all.