On June 13, 2017 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and President/CEO of Women Deliver Katja Iversen announced that Vancouver, Canada will be the official location for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference. They were joined by Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Minister Maryam Monsef.
The Women Deliver 2016 Conference, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May 2016, was the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing in more than a decade, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From May 16-19, 2019 Women Deliver broadcasted WD2016 across the globe with Women Deliver Live. Women Deliver Live programming was viewed online more than 132,000 times by an estimated 27,869 people in 146 countries.
Health and rights advocates are working on behalf of girls and women around the world, and they need a place to share ideas, insights, and inspiration. In between global conferences, Women Deliver brings experts together in digital forums. Explore a few of our live broadcasts below!
The World Contraception Day (WCD) Ambassadors Project equips young people with the skills they need to collect and share digital stories about young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), particularly access to contraception in their home countries. The project includes a storytelling and digital media training, a $5,000 seed grant, and advocacy opportunities for the Ambassadors to showcase their work at the international level.
Women Deliver, UNICEF, Right To Play, One Goal, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) teamed up with an impressive advisory committee of international NGOs, UN agencies, and corporations to host the Girl Power in Play symposium on 18-19 June 2015 in Ottawa. The two-day invitation-only event focused on the power of girls’ involvement in sport and gather decision makers, sports stars, high-level Canadian government officials, influencers, and girls and women involved in sports. The symposium took place against the backdrop of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and leveraged high levels of media and political attention around the games. During the Symposium, co-hosts formally launched the Girl Power in Play advocacy campaign, the centerpiece of which is a Call to Action for global leaders to get more girls in the game.
Girl Power in Play is focusing on the most pressing global issues of girls’ right to play sport and related topics within the fields of health, education, nutrition, life-skills, and gender empowerment. The Girl Power in Play symposium addressed and explored how everyone can get involved in this movement by:
Understanding the cutting edge research—leading technical experts from around the world will discuss the latest evidence of the benefits play and sport have on girls, adolescents, and women. Learning about local innovative programmes—representatives leading successful community-based efforts linking girls’ sport participation to health, education, nutrition, life skills, and gender norms will share information and personal accounts of what works. Making the case for investment—from the field to the boardroom, sport participation provides girls and adolescents with the skills and confidence they need to succeed, lead, and deliver for their communities and countries. Girl Power in Play will feature professional and Olympic athletes who will share their experience with sport, the enduring impact it’s had on their lives, and their effort to provide similar experiences for youth around the world. Taking action and committing to respect, protect, and fulfill girls’ right to play sport—government leaders, journalists, youth, international NGOs, and experts will discuss the need for national-level policy implementation, additional research focused on developing countries’ efforts, and increased funding and programmes on girls involvement in sport as it relates to health, education, nutrition, life-skills, and gender norms.
The Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was one of the largest gatherings of policymakers, advocates, and researchers focused exclusively on women's health and empowerment to date, bringing together over 4,500 participants from 149 countries from May 28 -- 30, 2013.
The conference featured a wide range of speakers, topics and events related to the health and well-being of girls and women with a particular look to the future of the development framework. More than 1,000 participants were sponsored to attend the conference, which featured 61 donors and sponsors and 119 exhibiting organizations from government, companies, and civil society. More than 800 speeches and presentations were given at the six plenaries and 120 breakout sessions,
Media from all over the globe covered Women Deliver 2013. There were 415 journalists attending on site from 60 countries. The media campaign generated more than 600 original news stories. Click here to see some of the top news stories from the conference.