Women Deliver Global Conference
October 18, 2007
October 20, 2007
One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock
On behalf of the WOMEN DELIVER planning group, I warmly invite you to join us in London for the WOMEN DELIVER conference. Whether you work in the field of education, health, development, equity, human rights, poverty reduction, or finance?we need you to be there. WOMEN DELIVER will bridge the artificial boundaries that have separated these sectors for so long. It will give participants the opportunity to work with colleagues old and new to devise innovative strategies and partnerships to meet the immense challenges faced by women and their families worldwide.
The Planning Group The WOMEN DELIVER planning group includes major multilateral and bilateral institutions, global health partnerships, and non-governmental organizations that share a deep interest in women, mothers, and newborns. We all agree: Mere survival is not good enough; women and their children must survive and thrive. And as you certainly know, the cause is urgent.
Broad Participation A vitally important component of WOMEN DELIVER is the participation of individuals who have the power to put the new strategies and partnerships to work immediately. We have identified 30 countries where conditions for women are critical? where maternal mortality rates are highest and the need is greatest. At our expense, we are bringing to the conference two government ministers, a parliamentarian, and a key civil society leader from each of those 30 nations. When the conference ends, they will return home and, with each other?s support, begin to implement the strategies devised at WOMEN DELIVER. Also, and just as important, they will convey the message that is at the heart of WOMEN DELIVER: Women?s lives can be saved, and are worth saving.
Join Us We look forward to working with you at WOMEN DELIVER ?creatively, openly, and collaboratively across disciplines?toward systemic change that will benefit women, mothers, and their newborns, and enrich the nations they live in.
Sincerely, Jill Sheffield President, Family Care International Family Care International is the Organizing Partner for WOMEN DELIVER
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