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Last week, over 2,000 gender equality advocates gathered virtually for the announcement of the next Women Deliver Conference (WD2023), the largest convening for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the world, which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda and online from 17-20 July 2023. 

WD2023 will convene thousands of decision-makers from diverse fields, including civil society, government, the private sector, and international agencies, alongside women’s rights organizations and movements, youth-led and LGBTQIA+ organizations, and advocates representing the intersectional identities of girls, women, and underrepresented populations, to identify solutions and drive change. 

As a part of Women Deliver's 
USD four million programming investment around gender equality, WD2023 will serve as a critical policy moment and an opportunity for stock-taking and accountability at the midpoint of the Generation Equality Forum’s five-year process for global gender equality action, to achieve irreversible progress towards gender equality by 2026, founded on a series of ambitious actions.

Check out the
highlight reel from Thursday's event and read the press release below to learn more about WD2023's official host, Kigali, Rwanda and about the actions we're taking, alongside partners, to make WD2023 more inclusive, diverse, accessible, and consultative than ever before. 
On 18 November, the Women Deliver Arrow was officially passed to Rwanda’s Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Minister Jeannette Bayisenge, Chair of the WD2023 Host Country Committee. 
Read the full press release >>
WD2023 will promote a robust civic space for feminist action, organizing, and mobilization and will be more inclusive, diverse, accessible, and consultative than ever before by introducing the following new elements.   
Accessibility and inclusion will lead the way

All official WD2023 programming, both in-person and virtually, will be accessible. Women Deliver will provide closed captioning and interpretation in English, French, and Spanish, as well as in International Sign Language. All Conference registration costs will be on a sliding scale, and wherever feasible, Women Deliver will offer financial support.

Learn more about WD2023's commitment to accessibility, diversity, and inclusion
A Conference for advocates, by advocates

For the first time, Women Deliver has selected one-third of Advisory Group (AG) members via an open application process in order to ensure that the Conference is co-created by organizations and individuals representing the intersectional identities of the girls and women we work with and for. Sixty percent of WD2023’s AG members belong to organizations based in low- and middle-income countries.

Learn more about WD2023's AG members
An innovative hybrid convening model

WD2023 will leverage new and innovative ways to create spaces, both in-person and online, that enable communities often underrepresented at global convenings to participate. WD2023 aims to convene 6,000 participants on-site and an additional 200,000 participants online, including in countries with low bandwidth.

Learn more about WD2023's hybrid convening model
Regional Convening Partners will maximize global impact

Six months prior to WD2023, Regional Convening Partners will mobilize and convene advocates and diverse partners within their region to advance the conversation around gender equality and coordinate action before, during, and after the Conference via WD2023's Global Dialogue.

Colombia and South Africa are the first countries invited to participate as Regional Convening Partners.

 Learn more about WD2023's Regional Convening Partners
A Global Dialogue led by Regional Convening Partners

WD2023's Global Dialogue will equip advocates around the world with the knowledge and skills they need to address the most pressing challenges to gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights in their own communities, countries, and regions via locally held, globally accessible webinars, workshops, and satellite events hosted by a wide range of partners, including civil society and youth advocates. 

 Learn more about WD2023's Global Dialogue
Dedicated GEF advocacy spaces

Women Deliver will create dedicated Generation Equality Forum (GEF) advocacy spaces in order to catalyze political change, investments, action, and accountability. WD2023 will provide advocates and Action Coalition Leaders alike with the necessary platform to reconvene, evaluate progress, and reconfigure actions, as needed, to ensure that gender equality commitments are realized by 2026. 

 Learn more about WD2023's GEF Commitments
Click here or visit WD2023.org to learn more >>
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