Deliver for Good, a global campaign that applies a gender lens to global development, announces five campaign influencers: Dr. Alaa Murabit, UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth and UN SDG advocate; José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano, the former President of Uruguay; Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark; Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, a gender equality advocate and the wife of Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau; and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.
The primary goal of the Deliver for Good campaign is to promote political, programmatic, and financial investments in girls and women across 12 critical issue areas, from education and sexual health and rights to climate change and access to resources. Deliver for Good Influencers will support the campaign by calling for these investments and engaging multi-sector allies to redefine the narrative around girls and women as agents of change and critical drivers of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global and country levels.
By focusing on girls and women as complete individuals – addressing their diverse needs across health, education, economic rights, and more – Deliver for Good takes an integrated approach to fueling solutions that will transform the lives of girls and women and yield benefits for families, economies, and nations.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is an engaged advocate for gender equality, and a mother of three young children. During the past fifteen years, she has been involved with a variety of causes, including teenage self-esteem, women and girls’ rights and freedoms, eating disorders, and mental health.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.
Dr. Alaa Murabit is the Founder of The Voice for Libyan Women, a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth, one of the UN’s 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, a MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, a Forbes 30 under 30 award winner, and a Canadian medical doctor.
Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is a passionate advocate for health, gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls. She is committed to creating awareness, respect, and acceptance of women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to family planning and the reduction on of maternal and child mortality.
José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano is the former President of Uruguay. His time in office marked some of the most substantial advances for women in recent years including the provision of rights to essential healthcare. He has been described as "the world's humblest president" due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of ~90% of his monthly salary to charities.