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Women Deliver 2019 Conference | Power. Progress. Change. | The Youth Cafe

Women Deliver conferences are world-renowned convenings focused on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.

The Youth Cafe is taking part in the Women Deliver 2019 Conference which will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality



The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will focus on power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change.

  • At the heart of gender equality lies the right to power over one’s self and one’s future.

  • At the heart of the calls for structural change lies the need for a more power balanced and equal world.

  • At the heart of global movements for progress lies the power of many, the power of people, the power of change.

  • Empowerment of girls and women benefits everyone; it can transform lives, change the world and power real, sustainable progress.

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The Women Deliver 2019 Conference – through the lens of “Power. Progress. Change.” – will examine power operating at three levels:


1. Individual Power

The WD2019 will examine girls’ and women’s individual power, self-esteem and agency. And how to strengthen it.


2. Structural Power

WD2019 will explore and challenge systems, barriers, and opportunities for progress in power relations, including political, economic, and social structures.


3. Power of Movements

WD2019 will dive into the power of movements, and how we can shape critical consciousness and marshal collective action for change.


Useful Resources

In the Listening Tour, Women Deliver asked about global trends for girls and women, opportunities for change, and what’s needed to drive progress. Find Out What The Global Issues Are

In addition to asking about the general state of the world for girls and women, they also specifically solicited suggestions for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference. This will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, and respondents took the opportunity to share what they wanted highlighted on this global platform. Find out the suggested themes for the conference.

From Women’s Marches across the globe harnessing a powerful energy, to the #MeToo movement holding the powerful accountable, to youth movements driving legislative and cultural change – the world is currently witnessing incredible movements for gender equality. This is not without backlash from some of those who wield power.

Women Deliver embarked on an extensive global Listening Tour from September 2017 to January 2018 to better understand the world today for girls and women. What did they hear? Read the summary report on the Women Deliver 2019 Conference listening tour

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. From keynotes to social enterprise pitches, workshops to film festivals, there will be countless opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more gender equal world.

The program is created in partnership with over a hundred organizations, with input from over a thousand individuals. Together, they’re planning a robust and dynamic partner-driven event that will inspire action for girls and women. Have a glance at the program

About The Youth Cafe
The Youth Cafe is a leading pan-African youth organization founded in 2012 and based Nairobi, Kenya. The main goal of The Youth Cafe is to model and advance youth-led approaches towards sustainable development, environmental stewardship,social equity, democratic governance, and economic viability practices by utilizing innovative research, media, policy, and advocacy actions.