Our Advocacy – Women Deliver

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OVERVIEW

Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities. Through our advocacy, we drive investment — political and financial — to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. The organization harnesses evidence and unites diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives.

Our 2021-2025 Strategic Framework focuses on three thematic pillars:

  1. Health and SRHR
  2. Women’s Economic Justice and Rights
  3. Climate Action

OUR APPROACH

We utilize four main levers for change across our thematic pillars to meet our strategic goals:

  1. DRIVE INVESTMENTS AND POLICY CHANGE
  2. STRENGTHEN CAPACITY AND SHARE KNOWLEDGE
  3. CONNECT FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION
  4. BUILD AND USE EVIDENCE AND THE INVESTMENT CASE

We identify and leverage key policy windows to drive meaningful progress on gender equality, including by influencing governments, convening diverse stakeholders, and amplifying the work of grassroots partners and Young Leaders. Key policy windows include: the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the World Health Assembly (WHA), the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), International Youth Day (IYD), the UN Climate Conference (Conference of the Parties; COP), the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and Women Deliver Conferences.

WE DRIVE INVESTMENTS AND POLICY CHANGE

Women Deliver continuously engages stakeholders, decision-makers, influencers, and those outside the community of already engaged champions to advocate for improved policies and programs and increased financial and political commitments for advancing gender equality and SRHR. We leverage our convenings, communications, and advocacy platforms as spaces to facilitate more inclusive decision-making. We get evidence, communications, and advocacy messages into the hands of decisions-makers. Finally, we advise and influence governments, multilaterals, and private sector decision-makers.

WE STRENGTHEN CAPACITY AND BUILD KNOWLEDGE

For more effective advocacy for gender equality and SRHR, we develop and promote user-centered methodologies for strengthening capacity and knowledge sharing. We create spaces for connection and peer-to-peer learning, reach advocates with diverse experiences and identities, and support their ability to influence at different levels of decision- and policy-making.

ADVOCACY IN ACTION

WE CONNECT FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION

Respectful, inclusive, and impactful partnership is a core part of our organizational DNA: We connect people, ideas, and resources to drive solutions for girls and women. We identify opportunities to bolster our advocacy through effective collaboration. We focus on what works, bringing together unexpected partnerships or connecting interdependent issues to deliver the strongest solutions for girls and women. And we make sure everyone — including people who have been sidelined or marginalized — is part of the work to create a gender-equal world. We prioritize elevating the voices of young advocates and women-focused organizations around the world because we know that girls and women are experts and agents of change in every setting.

WE BUILD AND USE EVIDENCE AND THE INVESTMENT CASE

Our advocacy harnesses the most rigorous and compelling evidence to show that investing in girls, women, and gender equality is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. We collate and translate the latest data and information into clear-sighted messages to build the case for prioritizing gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. And when the data doesn’t exist, we call for more attention to overlooked topics and partner to generate new evidence. We focus on what works, using advocacy grounded in evidence to shift policies and drive investments.