Rwanda: 6,000 Delegates Converge On Kigali for Women Deliver Confab

Kigali — More than 6,000 delegates from across the world have converged on Kigali, Rwanda, for the Women Deliver (WD) conference aimed at promoting public discourse on women empowerment and the protection of young girls.

Founded in the year 2007, the WD conference is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality, and the health and rights of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities.

WD conferences, among others, also promote a robust civic space for feminist action, organizing, and mobilization by creating space for critical dialogue, knowledge sharing, and networking, while remaining committed to developing an accessible and inclusive platform, both in-person and virtually , to ensure that underrepresented populations and advocates representing the intersectional identities of girls and women, particularly those living in low-and middle-income countries, are meaningfully engaged in the ongoing WD 2023.

At an adolescent girls’ organization exhibition held ahead of the opening of the main WD event yesterday, participants who were mainly young women and adolescent girls were taken through activities of various women and girls centered organizations and how they could seek support for issues bothering them.

A representative of the Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence (GAGE), an NGO, Madam Silvia Guglielmi speaking in an interview with the Ghanaian Times on the sidelines of the exhibition said amplifying girls’ voices and visibility had been highlighted as a key approach to having their needs met.