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Advisory Groups

Women Deliver’s Advisory Groups provide strategic guidance and input in the development and implementation of the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Click below for information on each Advisory Group:

International Advisory Group

The group is made up of multilateral institutions, donors, networks, and NGOs representing the following sectors: maternal and newborn health; human rights; youth; sexual and reproductive health and rights/family planning; and HIV and AIDS.

Current Advisory Group members:

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Amnesty International
is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. They work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity. Their mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID’s mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

The Circle of Concerned Women African Theologians undertakes research and publishes theological literature written by African women with special focus on religion and culture. The Circle members are women who are rooted in Islam, Christianity, Judaism and African Indigenous Religions. They are indigenous African women and also African women of Asiatic and European origins. These concerned women are engaged in theological dialogue of the cultures, religions, sacred writings and oral stories that shape the African context and define the women of this continent. The Circle members attempt to reflect together on justice across boundaries of gender, faith and belief.

European Parliamentary Forum
is a Brussels-based Parliamentary network that serves as a platform for cooperation and coordination for the 25 all-party groups in Parliaments throughout Europe that focus on improving sexual and reproductive health and rights at home and abroad through national and regional health and foreign aid budgets.

Family Care International (FCI)
works to make pregnancy and childbirth safer by supporting maternal health programs and policies and by promoting sexual and reproductive health for adolescents in developing countries. Working with partners through its field offices in Africa and Latin America, FCI has been involved in a wide range of activities, including capacity-building and advocacy, in addition to producing educational and informational materials that have been disseminated broadly.

Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) seeks to improve HIV and AIDS policies and programming geared toward young people by facilitating the inclusion of skilled young leaders in decision-making that affects our lives.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. They are a global network of Member Associations, and work in 176 countries - providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health care and rights.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
is a nonprofit global health organization that uses evidence-based approaches to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. MSH works to save lives of the poorest and most vulnerable populations by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding 40 years ago, MSH has worked in more than 100 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of health services and medicines. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; TB; malaria; maternal, neonatal and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases. Through technical assistance, research, training, advocacy, and systems innovations, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is one of the largest international family planning organisations in the world. In 2010 alone, the 629 Marie Stopes International centres, across 40 countries provided seven million couples with high quality health services, including family planning; safe abortion & post-abortion care; maternal & child health care including safe delivery and obstetrics; diagnosis & treatment of sexually transmitted infections; and HIV/AIDS prevention.

The Maternal Health Task Force is a program launched at EngenderHealth that contributes to shaping collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwide. The Task Force conducts implementation research on the quality of maternal health care and its measurement; expands maternal health educational opportunities for mid-level maternal health professionals in high-burden countries, public health students, and a new class of Young Champions of Maternal Health; and convenes scientific and technical conferences and meetings for maternal health professionals and their colleagues from allied fields.

Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation (Pangaea) is an organization that advances the health and well-being of people most affected by AIDS. Pangaea partners with countries and their supporters to develop, implement, evaluate and advocate for cost-effective, comprehensive HIV services – particularly as they enhance prevention strategies - for vulnerable, marginalized populations, including girls and women, men who have sex with men, and injection drug users. Pangaea also engages underutilized sectors (including the private sector and faith based organizations) to expand the reach and quality of national AIDS programs.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is a global health partnership that is ‘partner centric’, working as the only platform that brings together all of the many Partners in the global health community focused on improving the health of women and children and promoting the RMNCH Continuum of Care. PMNCH enables Partners to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually.

PATH
is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. PATH takes an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through their work in more than 70 countries, PATH and their partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

Population Action International (PAI) advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. Their research and advocacy strengthen U.S. and international assistance for family planning. PAI works with local and national leaders in developing countries to improve their reproductive health care programs and policies.

Population Services International (PSI) works to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable people in the developing world, principally through social marketing of family planning and health products and services, and health communications. Social marketing engages private sector resources and uses private sector techniques to encourage healthy behavior and make markets work for the poor.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

The Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. At its essence, WLP is a builder of networks, working with 20 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Worldwatch Institute
delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

Regional Advisory Group and Malaysian Representatives of Government, Business and Civil Society

To ensure critical input on the conference agenda and format from experts and key players in the Asia-Pacific region, Women Deliver has convened a Regional Advisory Group.

Current Regional Advisory Group Members:

  • Ms. Nobuko Horibe,Director, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok
  • Ms Nanda Krairiksh, Chief, Social Development Division UNESCAP, Bangkok
  • Ms. Sivanananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, ARROW
  • Dr. Joe Thomas, Executive Director, Partners in Population and Development
  • Dato’ Dr. Sri Hasan Rahman, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Dato’ Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd. Nur, Chief Secretary, Ministry of Women, Health and Community Development, Malaysia
  • Datuk Dr. Abd. Aziz Yahya, Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Malaysia
  • Dr. Kamaruzaman Ali, IPPF Regional Chair, IPPF ESEAOR
  • Dato’ Dr. Ravindran Jegasothy, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuala Lumpur Maternity Hospital
  • Dr. Hj. Mohamad Farouk Abdullah, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Klang Hospital
  • Mr. Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia and UNDPA Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
  • Y Bhg. Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah Salim, Director, NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Malaysia
  • Y Bhg. Tan Sri Napsiah Omar, Chairperson, National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia
  • Y Bhg. Datuk Yong Soo Heong, Editor-In-Chief, BERNAMA
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mary Huang, Chairman, Federation of Reproductive Health Association Malaysia
  • Ambassador Mr. Selwyn Das, Deputy Secretary General, Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wisma Putra
  • Prof. Dato’ Dr. Adeeba Kamaralzaman, Malaysian AIDS Council
  • Ms. Sun Paranjothy, Acting Regional Director, IPPF ESEAOR
  • Mr. Shiv Kare, Asian Forum of Parliamentarians in Population and Development Bangkok/Leadership Initiative
  • Mr. Tong Ngan Liew, Malaysian Representative, World Vision
  • Sumie Ishi, JOICFP, Japan
  • Ms. Jill Sheffield, President, Women Deliver
  • Datuk Dr. Raj Karim, Women Deliver
  • International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP)

Malaysian Representatives of Government, Business and Civil Society:

  • Office of Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Prime Minister’s Department
  • Office of Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah binti Haji
  • Mohamad Ali
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Women, Family and
  • Community Development
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Department of Immigration
  • Royal Malaysian Police
  • Department of Customs
  • Department of Women’s Development
  • Social Welfare Department
  • Malaysian Convention and Exhibition
  • Bureau
  • Malaysian Council of Child Welfare

Youth Advisory Group

To facilitate the participation of young people and to develop strategies for meaningful youth involvement during the planning and implementation of the Women Deliver conference, the Youth Working Group (YWG) was established as a sub-committee of the Women Deliver Advisory Group.  

Current Youth Advisory Group members:

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world. 

The HIV Young Leaders Fund (HYLF) is a youth-led funding mechanism that provides small grants and technical assistance to youth-led HIV initiatives focused on young people most affected by HIV. HYLF facilitates the sharing of knowledge gained through its grantees with the broader HIV movement and conducts advocacy for a more effective response. HYLF is an innovative partnership effort between global HIV networks, donors and youth-led organizations.

Founded in 1973, Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies.

Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
 seeks to improve HIV and AIDS policies and programming geared toward young people by facilitating the inclusion of skilled young leaders in decision-making that affects their lives.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. They are a global network of Member Associations, and work in 176 countries - providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health care and rights.

Pathfinder International’s mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy sexual and reproductive life. Pathfinder International places reproductive health services at the center of all that they do—believing that health care is not only a fundamental human right but is critical for expanding opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, while paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction.

PPFA Global is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

The White Ribbon Alliance is a global movement, with members uniting to push for change so that all women and newborns in every country have the life-saving healthcare which is their right.

With ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries across the world, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. Through its Member Organizations and through working directly with girls and young women, WAGGGS delivers high quality non-formal educational programmes and international opportunities that provide girls and young women dynamic, flexible and values-based training in life skills, leadership and citizenship.

The World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in over 120 countries worldwide. The World YWCA advocates for peace, justice, human rights and care for the environment and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women for more than a century. The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in over 22,000 communities. Through advocacy, training and development the World YWCA empowers women, including young women, to lead social change.

Y-PEER, the Youth Peer Education Network, is a groundbreaking and comprehensive youth-to-youth initiative pioneered by UNFPA. Y-PEER is a network of more than 500 non-profit organizations and governmental institutions; its membership includes thousands of young people who work in the many areas surrounding adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Media and Communications Advisory Group

Women Deliver will convene a 2013 Communications Advisory Group that will include a small group of senior communications staff as a sub-committee to the Advisory Group. The Communications Advisory Group will help ensure that conference communications are a success, and that the messages of Women Deliver are heard worldwide. Stay tuned to this page for more information as it becomes available.




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