5 Ways to Stay Engaged After Women Deliver 2019

Over the last year, CanWaCH mobilized with Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast as a part of Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada to ensure real and lasting change came out of Canada’s hosting of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference. Canada secured its legacy as a global leader in advancing the health and rights of women, adolescents and children around the world when Prime Minister Trudeau announced the Thrive Agenda, a ten-year, $1.4 billion annual investment. 

As Katja Iversen, President & CEO of Women Deliver, asked in the closing plenary, “Now Women Deliver 2019, how will you use YOUR power?”. Now is the time to take what we’ve learned and the energy we felt at Women Deliver and continue to push for gender equality at home and abroad. Continue to make your voice heard by following these easy steps: 

Take Action with SheDecides’ 8 Week Challenge 

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SheDecides is challenging you to stand up and speak out as part of a global effort to raise awareness, to educate and to inspire others around the world to change the norms that stand in the way of the freedom, rights and dignity of women and girls. 

Learn more from the NEW Global Health Impact Report 

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Immerse yourself in the case studies, consider the challenges presented, interact with the digital dashboards!

Check out the important legacy announcements made at Women Deliver 2019 to advance gender equality here at home 

A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, highlighted the legacy announcements which include investments made in the Equality Fund, cervical cancer research and the Federal government’s commitment to an action plan to address gender-based violence against Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ and two-spirit people. 

Explore the social and health issues faced by mothers and young children in Haiti with the Léger Foundation and CCSID’s recently launched web-documentary, Matènite

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With an infant mortality rate close to 59 per 1000, maternity in Haiti can be a long winding road. Join Léger in Matènite to discover the multiple challenges encountered by Haitian families!

Follow Lead On Canada for stories of Canadian impact in the field, global health news, photos and videos, events and so much more! 

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Now is the time to let your family and friends know you’re proud of Canada’s leadership in supporting the health rights of women and children through the Lead On Canada campaign. 


July 2, 2019