We've had another full day of breaking news, sharing knowledge, and finding solutions at WD2019.

As we end day 2, we hope that you've felt the power and promise of gender equality, because we know that when girls and women have true equality, individuals benefit, families benefit, communities benefit, economies benefit, and whole societies benefit.

Highlights from Today

Canada announces $1.4 billion annual commitment to girls' and women's health globally

The Power of Now

Breaking news at WD2019, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a major announcement that the government of Canada committed to increasing its annual funding for international sexual and reproductive health rights and maternal, newborn, and child health, to $1.4 billion annually, as of 2023.

Following his announcement from the plenary stage, a powerful panel of experts, explored progress and set backs in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, through a gender lens.

We closed this session by recognizing Carmen Barroso with the Delivering for Girls and Women Award. 

You can watch the full plenary session in the WDLive archive.

"When we held our first Women Deliver Conference, we were talking about delivering babies. Now we know that women can deliver a lot more than that. We’re delivering change.”

 - Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hear what fellow advocates have to say about their WD2019 experience. From the Fueling Station to the Plenary Hall, the excitement is plapable. 
In this lively inter-generational discussion, journalists Kgomotso Matsunyane, Thembisa Fakude, and Justice Baidoo sat down with Women Deliver Young Leader Natasha Chibesa Wang Mwansa for a review of today's highlights.
You can watch live interviews, Power Talks, and other WD2019 programming on WDLive via Facebook, YouTube, and
PM Trudeau increasing funding for global women's health to $1.4 billionCTV News
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced the federal government would increase funding for global women's health to $1.4 billion.

Lack of time to retrain seen as risk to working women as automation spreadsReuters 
A new study found men and women in 10 countries faced similar risks of being forced out of jobs in the next decade but also of taking advantage of job gains.

'The arc of history is bending back.' New study shows how girls around the world view female leadersTIME
A new report shows 9 out of 10 girls around the world believe female leaders suffer widespread discrimination and sexual harassment.

World’s largest conference on gender equality kicks off, New Vision
Women Deliver 2019 will focus on power, and how it can drive or hinder–progress and change; and how societies must redefine the concept of ‘power’ and use it as a force for good.

Women Deliver 2019 conference hosts inaugural Pride House in VancouverGeorgia Straight
Women Deliver 2019 is helping to offer an LGBT community resource with the launch of an inaugural Pride House.

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