Women Deliver Conference Wraps Up With Pledges, Draws Attention To Gender Equality, Other Development Issues

Devex: Can a new wave of feminist funding change the way development is done?
“Nearly $600 million was committed to women and girls last week in three new announcements at the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver. The money — mobilized from government, philanthropy, and private sector — will be a powerful force for women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health, but it’s just the beginning of a growing wave of feminist funding that experts and advocates hope can help transform the way development is financed…” (Rogers, 6/10).

Global Health NOW: Delivery in Progress: Gender Equality
“…The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang [Thursday], amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges. … Jam-packed with side events, sessions, power talks, exhibits, Women Deliver aims to serve as a catalyst for greater gender equality. The 4-day conference drew more than 8,000 delegates from 165 countries, focused on the connections between gender equality and health, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, and many other issues…” (Myers, 6/7).

Health Policy Watch: Women Deliver Conference On Gender Equality Grabs Global Attention
“This week’s Women Deliver 2019 Conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women has captured the world’s attention, drawing three African heads of state as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; international NGOs; and directors of U.N. agencies, including a host of high-level WHO officials, as among the key speakers…” (Branigan, 6/4).