Rwanda will host Women Deliver 2023 Conference

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Kigali, Rwanda will host Women Deliver Conference #WD2023, the largest convening for Gender Equality in the world, from 17-20 July 2023.

Women Deliver convenings catalyze conversations with stakeholders from around the world, break barriers, address challenges, and identify opportunities to advance gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and improve the wellbeing of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities.

 

The Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 17-20 July 2023, the first time in Africa. WD2023 will convene thousands of decision-makers from diverse fields, including civil society, government, the private sector, and international agencies, alongside women’s rights organizations and movements, youth-led and LGBTQIA+ organizations, and advocates representing the intersectional identities of girls, women, and underrepresented populations in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), to identify solutions and drive progress for gender equality.

Women Deliver Conference is the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century, and Rwanda will host the Sixth of its kind.

WD2023 will leverage innovative ways to host both 6,000 participants on-site in Kigali and an estimated 200,000 participants virtually through a hybrid convening model. This model aims to enable communities often underrepresented at global convenings to be able to participate meaningfully. Women Deliver will continue to closely monitor the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that the next Conference is safe and accessible, both for those attending in-person and those attending virtually.

“Women Deliver Conferences have traditionally gathered advocates from around the world with the aim of galvanizing momentum towards collective action with and for all girls and women. These Conferences have resulted in diverse stakeholders making political and financial commitments and improving policies and programs which advance gender equality and SRHR. It gives me great pride to be part of the Women Deliver 2023 Conference announcement and to support the preparations for what promises to be Women Deliver’s most inclusive, accessible, diverse, and consultative Conference to-date,” Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Women Deliver Board Member, said.

Medical Doctors For Choice (MDFC), through collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB), takes pride to have actively participated in the bid for Rwanda to host this historical gender equity event.