WCD SUPPORTED BY
WCD is supported by a coalition of 12 international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health.
Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization that brings together voices from around the world to call for improved health and well-being for girls and women. Launched in 2007, Women Deliver works globally to generate political commitment and financial investment for fulfilling Millennium Development Goal #5 — to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health. Building from the groundbreaking conferences Women Deliver convened in 2007, 2010 and 2013, the initiative harnesses commitments, partnerships, and networks to help prevent the approximately 287,000 deaths of girls and women from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes that occur every year. Women Deliver’s message is that maternal health is both a human right and a practical necessity for sustainable development. Invest in women—it pays.
Women Deliver shall promote and advance the health of girls, women and mothers as a core element of the global development agenda, serve as a global source of information for advocacy and action, and develop and disseminate messages, tools, solutions, and advocacy resources to support a broad community of stakeholders.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Women Deliver convenes a global conference every three years. The first Women Deliver conference was held in 2007 in London, the second in 2010 in Washington, DC, and the third in 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The fourth Women Deliver conference is scheduled to take place in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. These conferences bring together advocates, researchers, policy makers, and global leaders from around the world to send a strong message that investment in women and girls is smart, it pays.
GEOGRAPHIC RANGE OF WORK
Headquartered in New York City, Women Deliver works at the global level to generate support for MDG5.