Webinars – Women Deliver


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Safeguarding and Advancing SRHR in Universal Health Coverage: On the Road to the 2023 High-Level Meeting on UHC

Anti-gender movements and the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened existing challenges to realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Universal health coverage can help overcome these barriers, but only with an intersectional lens that centers girls and women in all their identities. The discussion highlights why strengthened prioritization of SRHR must happen now, as the foundation is being laid for the 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on UHC.
Watch the recording to hear from influential decision-makers, technical experts, and advocates about concrete methods to center SRHR and the voices of girls and women in the design of UHC implementation plans, and about how civil society organizations can galvanize political momentum around the integration of SRHR in UHC. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Michelle Remme (She/Her), Deputy Director, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
  • Dumiso Gatsha (They/Their), Founder, Success Capital NGO (Botswana) and Member of the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) Advisory Group
  • Veloshnee Govender (She/Her), Scientist, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Jagadishwor Ghimire (He/Him), Deputy Country Director, Ipas Nepal
  • Dr. Guna Nidhi Sharma (He/Him), Senior Health Administrator and Policy and Planning Chief, Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal
  • Milanya Jackline (She/Her), Program Officer, Community Empowerment, Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO)
    Hosted by: Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC: co-convened by Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, and SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism
Promouvoir la santé et des droits en matière de sexualité et de reproduction dans la couverture sanitaire universelle : En route vers la réunion de haut niveau sur la couverture sanitaire universelle de 2023

Les mouvements anti-genre et la pandémie de COVID-19 ont accentué les obstacles à la réalisation de la santé et des droits en matière de sexualité et de reproduction (SDSR). La couverture sanitaire universelle (CSU) peut aider à surmonter ces obstacles, mais seulement avec une approche qui centre les identités intersectionnelles des filles et des femmes. Les intervenants démontrent en quoi donner la priorité à la SDSR est plus importante que jamais alors que les bases sont en train d'être établies pour la réunion de haut niveau des Nations Unies sur la CSU de 2023.
Visionnez l'enregistrement pour en savoir plus sur les méthodes concrètes pour centrer la SDSR et les voix des filles et des femmes dans la conception des plans de mise en œuvre de la CSU, et de la façon dont les organisations de la société civile peuvent galvaniser l'élan politique autour de l'intégration de la SDSR dans la CSU. Parmi les orateurs figurent :

  • Dr Michelle Remme, directrice adjointe, Institut international de l’Université des Nations Unies pour la santé mondiale (UNU-IIGH)
  • Dumiso Gatsha, fondateur de l'ONG Success Capital (Botswana) et membre du groupe consultatif pour le Mécanisme d'engagement de la société civile à la CSU2030
  • Veloshnee Govender, Scientifique, Département Santé et recherche génésiques de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
  • Jagadishwor Ghimire, Directeur national adjoint, Ipas Nepal
  • Guna Nidhi Sharma, administrateur principal de la santé, ministère de la Santé et de la Population, gouvernement du Népal.
  • Milanya Jackline, Chargée de programme, Community Empowerment, Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO)

Organisé par : Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC: co-convoquée par Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, et SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism

Proteger y promover la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en la cobertura sanitaria universal: En camino a la Reunión de Alto Nivel sobre la CSU de 2023

Las campañas contra el género y la pandemia del COVID-19 han profundizado los desafíos existentes para hacer realidad la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos. La cobertura sanitaria universal puede ayudar a superar estas barreras, pero sólo con una perspectiva interseccional que centre a todas las niñas y mujeres. El debate resaltará por qué debe darse una mayor prioridad a la SSR ahora, cuando se están estableciendo las premisas para la Reunión de Alto Nivel de la ONU sobre la CSU de 2023.
Vea la grabación para saber más sobre las formas concretas de centrar la salud sexual y reproductiva y las voces de las niñas y las mujeres en el diseño de los planes de aplicación de la CSU, y cómo las organizaciones de la sociedad civil pueden potenciar el impulso político en torno a la incorporación de la SDSR en la CSU. Entre los ponentes se encuentran:

  • Dr. Michelle Remme (Ella), directora adjunta, Instituto internacional de la Universidad de Naciones Unidas por la salud global (UNU-IIGH)
  • Dumiso Gatsha (Elle), Fundadore de la ONG Success Capital (Botswana) y Miembre del UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) Advisory Group
  • Veloshnee Govender (Ella), científica, Departmento de investigación y salud sexual y reproductiva, Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS)
  • Jagadishwor Ghimire (Él), Director Adjunto de País, Ipas Nepal
  • Dr. Guna Nidhi Sharma (Él), administrador superior desalud y jefe de política y planificación, Ministerio de Salud y Población, gobierno de Nepal
  • Milanya Jackline (Ella), Oficial de programas, Capacitación comunitaria, Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO)

Organizado por la Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC: convocada por Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, y SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism

Citizens Call for A Gender-Equal World: A Roadmap for Action 

On 28 January 2021, Women Deliver and Focus 2030 hosted a virtual launch event which brought together advocates from around the world to unveil the findings of a first-of-its-kind international survey on public perceptions of gender equality. This groundbreaking global public perception survey was launched in 17 countries against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together, these countries account for half of the world’s population and are home to more than half of the world’s girls and women. As the world sets the stage for a gender-equal future during 2021's Generation Equality Forum, this new data offers a roadmap for concrete actions that leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society must take together to galvanize the progress needed to advance girls and women’s rights and opportunities around the world.

Watch the recording to hear from influential decision-makers and advocates, including:

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women
  • Ambassador Delphine O, French Ambassador and Secretary General of the Generation Equality Forum
  • Dr. Nadine Gasman, President of National Institute of Women (INMUJERES) in Mexico
  • Chouaib El Hajjaji, Women Deliver Young Leader and Vice President at Attalaki in Tunisia
  • Wangechi Wachira, Executive Director of the Center for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) in Kenya
  • Moderated by Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Senior UN Correspondent and Vice President of Geneva Press Club
We have always been here: The power of feminist civil society organizations in addressing compounded humanitarian crises

Today, nearly all crises are complex, founded on not just a single armed con­flict or natural disaster, but the compilation of multiple compounded crises. Local feminist civil society organizations (CSOs) have served as frontline responders during these crises, but still lack the support they need. They have always been there, at the heart of all humanitarian emergencies, and it’s time to shift more power and funding to them. Hear from feminist CSOs responding to two compounding crises – in Lebanon and Bangladesh – who share what a more feminist and localized approach to addressing complex humanitarian situations must look like.

Moderator:  Marcy Hersh, Senior Manager, Humanitarian Advocacy, Women Deliver

Welcome Remarks: Vivian Onano, Gender Equality Advocate, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Women Deliver Board Member

Opening Keynote: Diana Abou Abbas, Executive Director, Marsa Sexual Health Center

Lebanon Presenters:

  • Cecilia Chami, Programs Director, Lebanon Family Planning Association for Development + Family Empowerment (LFPADE)
  • Dr. Olfat Mahmoud, Founder, Palestinian Women's Humanitarian Organization
  • Rola Alrokbi, Country Manager, Women Now for Development
  • Hayat Mirshad, Head of Communications & Campaigning, Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL)

Bangladesh Presenters:

  • Tanjila Mazumder Drishti, Senior Manager, BRAC
  • Women Deliver Young Leader Lipi Rahman, Executive Director, Badabon Sangho

Statements from Humanitarian Donors:

  • Valerie Nkamgang Bemo, Deputy Director of Emergency Response, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Naved Chowdhury, Senior Policy Adviser, Civil Society Team, UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office

Closing Keynote: Sarah Noble, Director of External Relations, The New Humanitarian

Global Health Security: Delivered by Women Deliver During COVID-19 and Beyond

This webinar highlights perspectives on a people-centric and human rights-based approach to health security that is focused on delivering health for all through stronger health systems, a properly equipped and financed health workforce, and responding to health crises while maintaining core women’s health services. Speakers shared recommendations and actions to propel advocacy to support investments in and commitments to women in the health workforce.

Speakers include:

  • Michèle Boccoz, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Howard Catton, International Council of Nurses (ICN)
  • Dr. Gvantsa Khizanishvili, Tbilisi City Manager of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) (Georgia)
  • Opening remarks from Sarah Hillware, Women in Global Health
  • Closing remarks from Susan Papp, Women Deliver
  • Moderated by Mwenya Kasonde, Gender Equity Hub and Women in Global Health
Breaking barriers and building bridges to advance girls' and women's health and rights

A part of the Advocacy Academy Webinar Series, originally aired 14 May 2019.

Moderator: Rachel Wilson, Catalysts for Change


Briser les barrières & créer des passerelles

Série de webinaires sur l'Académie de plaidoyer Briser les barrières et créer des passerelles pour améliorer la santé et les droits des filles et des femmes 13 Mai 2019.

Modératrice: Maty Dia, Catalysts for Change

Notes de Fin


Coaliciones que transforman los derechos de la mujer

Los webinarios del Instituto de Incidencia: Coaliciones que transforman los derechos de la mujer 16 de Mayo 2019.

Moderadora: Anca Matioc, Catalysts for Change


Grounding Health Systems in Gender Equality to Achieve Universal Health Coverage 

Recorded in May 2020, this webinar highlights opportunities to sustain momentum and action for gender equality in Universal Health Coverage (UHC), examine progress in building UHC systems that prioritize gender equality, and emphasize how health systems grounded in gender-responsive UHC – inclusive of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) – are stronger and more resilient for the long term.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela; Special Adviser to the Director-General, Strategic Programmatic Priorities, World Health Organization
  • Ms. Rosario Valdes Fernandez; President, Sindika Foundation and midwife, Chile
  • Dr. Lia Tadesse; Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  • Mr. Arush Lal; Board of Directors, Women in Global Health
  • Ms. Patricia Nudi Orawo; Advocacy and Policy Lead, Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), Kenya
  • Moderated by Deepa; Director, Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, India
No 'Health for All' without Gender Equality: Sustaining Momentum on Girls' and Women's Rights in UHC

This webinar features advocates and leaders from organizations on the frontlines of upholding gender equality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Speakers share experiences, best practices, and tools to inspire and guide advocacy in global and national contexts.

Speakers include:

  • Eleanor Blomstrom, IWHC
  • SM Shaikat, SERAC-Bangladesh
  • Faridah Luyiga Mwanje, White Ribbon Alliance
  • Deepa, Sama Resource Group
  • Courtney Carson, Women Deliver
Going Global - Advocating for More Localized & Feminist Humanitarian Action

This webinar is designed for grassroots civil society organizations to learn and share best practices for advocacy on the global stage – including during COVID-19, when international travel is limited. Speakers share tips for crafting advocacy messages, pushing for meaningful engagement, and networking at conferences to effectively drive more localized and feminist humanitarian action.

Speakers include:

  • Kristina Mader, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security
  • Diana Abou Abbas, Marsa Sexual Health Center (Lebanon)
  • Marcy Hersh, Women Deliver
  • Aanjalie Roane, Women Deliver
Storytelling with a Gender Lens for Humanitarian Advocacy

This webinar offers storytelling techniques for advocacy in humanitarian crises, specifically focusing on respectful, safe, and effective methods for sharing the lived experiences of girls and women in a way that promotes their agency, without highlighting victimization or risking re-traumatization.

Speakers include:

  • Aanjalie Roane, Women Deliver
  • Sue Mbaya, Crisis Action
  • Elizabeth Ashamu Deng, Oxfam (Horn, East and Central Africa Region)
  • Olivia Nightingale, American Jewish World Service
Gender Data: Why and How to Use Gender Statistics to Propel Your Advocacy

This webinar equips advocates with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to use gender data to drive progress for girls and women. Hear from experts on the need and importance of gender statistics, in addition to best practices on finding, collecting, and effectively leveraging gender data in advocacy.

Speakers include:

  • Susan Papp, Women Deliver
  • Nina Rabinovitch Blecker, Data2X
  • Gaëlle Ferrant, OECD
  • Alison Holder, Equal Measures 2030
  • Albert Motivans, Equal Measures 2030
Power to the People: How to Promote Citizen-Led Accountability

Meaningful community engagement and citizen-led accountability can be powerful tools for inclusive, rights-based progress. However, building the room and political will for these processes can be challenging. This webinar features local, national, and regional leaders dedicated to bringing the voices of the people to policy decision-making – to ultimately hold governments accountable to addressing the needs and realities of girls and women.

Speakers include:

  • Rachel Wilson, Catalysts for Change
  • Frank Ategeka, Rural Aid Foundation Uganda
  • Dr. Aparajita Gogoi, Centre for Catalyzing Change and White Ribbon Alliance India
  • Chris Lunch, InsightShare
  • Angel Del Valle, Population Council Guatemala
Pouvoir Au Peuple

Ce webinaire en français mettra en vedette des responsables d’initiatives locales, nationales et régionales visant à faire entendre la voix de la population lors de la prise de décisions, et à tenir les gouvernements redevables aux besoins et réalités des filles et des femmes.

El Poder Para El Pueblo

Estos webinarios del Advocacy Academy contarán con presentaciones de líderes de iniciativas locales, nacionales y regionales para llevar las voces del pueblo a las decisiones sobre la política, y para hacer a los gobiernos responsables de tener en cuenta las necesidades y las realidades de mujeres y niñas.



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