International Women’s Day Marks Official Countdown to Women Deliver 2016 Conference
Global conference to spotlight solutions to toughest challenges facing girls and women
New speakers announced, virtual conference now open for registrants
8 March 2016, New York – This International Women’s Day, Women Deliver is calling on global leaders – across sectors, regions and generations – to take action and accelerate universal gender parity, the official theme of this year’s campaign. The upcoming Women Deliver 2016 Conference, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May, will build on the day’s themes and emphasize solutions, impact and action to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women.
“We must strive to create a world where girls and women have choice, not chance,” said Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Patron of the Women Deliver 2016 Conference. “A world where a woman can decide for herself if, when and with whom to have a baby; a world where she does not risk unnecessarily dying in childbirth; and where she is economically empowered and financially literate.”
- Amina J. Mohammed, Minister of the Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund
- Chamki, Muppet from Galli Galli Sim Sim, Sesame Street India
- Jessica Biel, Actor; Ambassador for WomanCare Global’s “If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?” Campaign
- Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder & Chairwoman, Women Journalists Without Chains
- And multiple heads of UN Agencies, including UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO
“The Women Deliver 2016 Conference is all about building courage, strength and innovative spirit to drive development with the understanding that solutions works best with girls and women at the heart,” said Women Deliver CEO Katja Iversen.
Women Deliver 2016 Conference registration is now open. Registration for Women Deliver Live can be found here. Members of the media are invited to apply for press accreditation to register for the conference at no cost.
WHAT: Women Deliver 2016 Conference
WHEN: 16-19 May 2016
WHERE: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
SOCIAL: Join the conversation by following #WD2016
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Access the full list of high-level speakers here.