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.
"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.