Why Young People? Young people can drive change. Their perspective, their experiences, and their willingness to ask tough questions offer the greatest hope for challenging the social norms and decades-old policies that prevent girls and women from reaching their highest potential. With a focus on achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5) – to improve maternal health and achieve universal access to reproductive health – Women Deliver works to identify youth advocates, and then train, inspire, and build their capacity to advocate for MDG5 at the national, regional, and global levels.
At Women Deliver 2013, a group of 100 Young Leaders from 68 different countries will attend a Youth Pre-Conference on Monday, 27 May 2013. The pre-conference will focus on building advocacy, communications, and media skills, and networking with peers and mentors to improve the participants’ understanding of key issues that affect girls and women around the world. The goal of the event is to empower and equip young people with the tools, resources, and knowledge to advocate effectively during the Women Deliver 2013 conference and post-conference in their home countries.
We will work with these young leaders in the months leading up to the conference. They will be consulted and asked to give input to the agenda of the pre-conference. They will also post blogs to the Women Deliver website, and interact with one another through social networks.
Stay tuned to this page for information on the Youth Pre-Conference and other youth-related conference updates. Click here to learn more about the Youth Pre-conference Symposium from the Women Deliver 2010 conference.
The Youth Pre-Conference is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and the Global Fund for Women. This event is by invitation only.