No leadership opportunity should ever be taken lightly, and my decision to join Women Deliver in April as the President and CEO was more difficult than most. But in the end, for me, it came down to two things: first, the critical need for global advocacy organizations that unequivocally demand the full suite of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all girls and women, everywhere, no matter their age, ethnic, socio-economic, religious or gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability. And second, the need for these organizations to realize their full potential by moving beyond their problematic legacy of racism and colonialism.

I joined Women Deliver to help carve a new way forward and to play my part in making sure that organizations that do this work are representative of the lived experiences of people like me and others with marginalized and vulnerable identities.

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Our Recommended UNGA77 Events
We hope you'll join us at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), taking place from September 13-27 in New York, by attending or tuning in to the events below. 
AMPLIFY Girls Agency Symposium 
Tuesday, September 13 | 9:00 AM-10:30 AM ET 

Join AMPLIFY Girls and partners, including Women Deliver, on the sidelines of UNGA77 for a high-level panel discussion with practitioners and community representatives on the importance of girls' agency. During the event, you will hear from Dr. Maliha Khan, President & CEO of Women Deliver

This event is the first of a two-part virtual symposium, culminating on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 AM ET with the launch of AMPLIFY Girls' latest research publication, "TRACKING GIRLS AGENCY: An Outcome Evaluation of Diverse Programming Amongst Community-Driven Organizations in East Africa."

UHC High-Level Meeting 2023: Visioning Strong Health Systems Built on Women's Rights 
Thursday, September 15 | 8:30 AM-10:00 AM ET 

Join the Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC, co-convened by 
Women in Global HealthSPECTRA, and Women Deliver, at the one-year-out mark from the Second UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage. During the event, you will hear from Eleanor Blomstrom, Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy at Women Deliver, as well as other global advocates, about opportunities to continue momentum and action for gender-responsive UHC.

This event will be held virtually and will include interpretation in French and Spanish. 

WD2023 Open House Reception
Sunday, September 18 | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM ET 

Women Deliver is thrilled to invite you to an open house reception on the sidelines of UNGA77. The reception aims to build momentum in the lead up to the Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023), taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 17-20 July, 2023, and will feature key updates on WD2023's program, objectives, and commitments.

This event will be held in-person at 52 Walker Street, 3rd floor in New York. Capacity is limited, so please register now to reserve your spot. Registration will close automatically once the maximum number of attendees is reached. 

Global Action & Alignment to Support Health Workers
Monday, September 19 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM ET 

Join the Frontline Health Workers CoalitionWomen Deliver, and other partners in a half-day event which will bring together government leaders, donors, advocates, implementing organizations, and frontline health workers in order to discuss and align on how to better protect and support health workers everywhere. 

This event will be held in-person at Convene, 75 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Some parts of the event will be recorded.

Achieving Gender Equality: How Change Happens
Thursday, September 22 | 9:00 AM-9:45 AM ET 

Enter the UN SDG Strategy Hub's three-day
SDG Action Zone to tune in to candid and honest conversations about the urgent actions needed to accelerate progress on the SDGs. On day two in the Action Zone, at 9:00 AM ET, you will hear from Dr. Maliha Khan, President & CEO of Women Deliver, as well as from diverse changemakers working to make progress on SDG 5 through legislative processes, cultural shifts, or political routes at the global and local level. 

ICYMI: Opportunities to Engage with WD2023!

The Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023) Arts & Film Festival will feature space for artists to showcase their artworks that share stories and spark conversations related to the lives and wellbeing of girls and women around the world. Submissions are now open for artwork, performances, and films, across various genres.

The earlybird deadline to
submit your work is October 15, 2022.

 Learn more
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply to host a Concurrent session by November 1, 2022!

It’s not too late to apply to host a Concurrent session at WD2023! Concurrent sessions are moderated discussions and interactive workshops that enable Conference attendees to delve into key issues, gain knowledge from expert speakers, and learn and enhance their advocacy skills. Applications for on-site and virtual sessions will be open through November 1, 2022, and will be accepted in English, French, and Spanish.

All proposals must be submitted using this
application form. To learn more, please visit the WD2023 Concurrent Program page, which features a Guideline for organizers.

Learn more / En savoir plus / Más información aquí
Apply to host a side event

Throughout WD2023, a series of side events will be hosted by WD2023 partners and sponsors. Organizing a partner side event is a fantastic way to engage with Conference participants, conduct a workshop, host a reception, and more!

Partner side events will be held at the Kigali Convention Center or nearby hotels, and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage interested partners to
apply sooner rather than later to secure their spot.

 Learn more / En savoir plus / Más información aquí
Apply to host an exhibit

WD2023 provides exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their organization’s work, share knowledge and solutions, and network with delegates from around the world, including government leaders, journalists, youth, academics, the private sector, civil society, and UN agencies from over 160 countries.

Exhibitor requests will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Due to limited capacity, organizations may only book one exhibition booth at this time.

 Learn more / En savoir plus / Más información aquí
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