Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls, is coming to Vancouver, Canada, June 3-6, 2019.
At a time when the global terrain for girls and women continues to shift, and as progress in health, gender-based violence and economic and political participation of women is urgently needed, over 6,000 world leaders, activists, parliamentarians, celebrities, journalists and young people will come to Canada to discuss these issues.
Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada is seizing upon the global spotlight and momentum that the Women Deliver Conference provides. We engage with average citizens across Canada to improve our country’s leadership on gender equality and to generate increased investment in the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls.
Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada is a rallying cry for unity in gender equality and girls and women’s empowerment.
The mobilization provides partners, allies and supporters greater visibility for their work and action, as well as opportunities to expand their networks and connect with coalitions and stakeholders from various sectors and backgrounds. It facilitates cross-issue dialogue, understanding and collaboration to strengthen advocacy agendas and policy recommendations.
The evidence is clear. When you invest in girls and women, there is a ripple effect that reaches families, communities, and nations. Whether it’s enacting laws to protect against gender-based violence, recognizing the central role sexual health and rights play in health equity, increasing the representation of women in politics or encouraging their participation in the economy, we must close the gaps that still exist around the world. Here in Canada, even though we have made significant progress, we cannot realize our country’s full potential without the full participation of everyone.
Accelerating progress toward gender equality is not only imperative for a healthy and just society, it also delivers a growth dividend for everyone. According to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), fully closing gender gaps in work would add up to $28 trillion in annual GDP by 2025 and Canada could add $150 billion in incremental GDP by 2026.