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Happy International Women's Day! 

Every day, girls and women are driving change and progress around the world. International Women’s Day is a chance for all of us to take stock and celebrate their accomplishments. On this International Women’s Day, we’re excited to share the impactful work of girls and women across the globe, along with some updates from Women Deliver and our partners.

It's official, is here!

Today we launched, your go-to source for all news surrounding the Women Deliver 2019 Conference – the world’s largest gathering on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.

Starting today, you can:

  • Apply for a scholarship to the conference
  • Get information on becoming a sponsor
  • Learn about the exciting program elements planned for Vancouver 
Stay tuned for speaker announcements, program details, exhibition info, partner side event opportunities... and of course, registration! 

Katja Appointed to Prime Minister Trudeau's
G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

We’re proud to announce that Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen has been appointed to Prime Minister Trudeau’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council. We’re continuing to leverage our growing capacity to become even stronger advocates for girls and women around the world.

Generation Now: Our Health, Our Rights

In partnership with The International Aids Society (IAS), we are thrilled to launch Generation Now: Our Health, Our Rights. This two-year initiative will support the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV by building up youth-led services and capacity on the most critical issues facing young women and adolescents today. We’ll host a Pre-Conference at both the 2018 AIDS Conference in Amsterdam and the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver.

Stories of Advocacy Partnership with HP

Together with Women Deliver, HP is launching “Stories of Advocacy,” a 15-month partnership aimed at putting technology into the hands of some of the world’s most inspiring youth advocates -- better equipping them to tell the stories that matter, about their lives and their work.

As part of the partnership, HP will provide technology and training to a group of Women Deliver Young Leaders, enabling them to better capture their advocacy journey.

Two Powerhouses in Conversation

An exclusive conversation between two pinnacles of female leadership. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and recently-elected Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Arden, hail from the first country to in the world to give women the right to vote – and they both have plenty to say about girls' and women’s leadership in this month’s Deliver for Good Q&A.

In the News

From Dusty Rooms to Davos: The Long Road to Equality

Tove Iren Spissøy Gerhardsen, Novo Nordisk

Katja Iversen, President/CEO, speaks about progress in girls’ and women’s health and rights, the threat of siloed thinking and the unstoppable power of young people. 
Read full article ➜

What It’s Like to Give Birth in a Refugee Camp 

By Turkia as told to Jen Gann, The Cut

New York Magazine tells the story of Turkia, a 24-year-old woman who gave birth to her third child at Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece. 
Read full article ➜

Unintended Pregnancy Rates Declined Globally from 1990-2014

Leontine Alkema and Gilda Sedgh, The Lancet 

Unintended pregnancy rates have gone down globally from 1990-2014, but the work is hardly done -- declines were larger in developed than developing regions. Read full article ➜

The Gates Foundation launched $170M gender strategy 

Catherine Cheney, Devex

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday announced its first-ever gender equality strategy, which will commit $170 million to women’s economic empowerment. Read full article ➜

Argentine Women Demand Legalization of Abortion at Congress 

teleSUR/ md-MS

Argentine women led a two-day campaign for the legalization of abortion. 
Read full article ➜

Music Festivals Around the Globe Pledge to Tackle Gender Inequality 

Richard Smirke, Billboard 

Forty-five international music festivals and conferences have pledged to achieve a 50/50 gender balance across their line-ups by 2022. Read full article ➜

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