Women Deliver, New York, USA
|Women Deliver, New York, USA|
|Street address:||584 Broadway, Suite 306|
|State or Province:||New York|
|Location coordinates:||40° 43' 29" N, 73° 59' 49" W|
|Executive Director:||Jill Sheffield|
|Target:||Girls and Women|
|Organization type:||International NGO (operating in multiple countries)|
|Sectors:||Health, Reproductive Health, Single Mothers, Teen Pregnancy/Mothers|
Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action against maternal death.
Mission: Women Deliver shall promote and advance the health of girls, women and mothers as a core element of the global development agenda, serve as a global source of information for advocacy and action, develop and disseminate messages, tools, solutions, and advocacy resources to support a broad community of stakeholders through meetings and conferences globally, regionally, and nationally, and through a dynamic and interactive web presence.
Women Deliver engages with influential policy makers and budget planners from donor country and developing governments, multi-lateral agencies, and foundations to mobilize increased funding allocations for maternal health. Efforts also focus on bringing together all sectors—education, health, development, equity, human rights, poverty reduction, and micro-finance. Women Deliver aims to find ways to create the political will to save women and children—and invest in their lives so that they may survive and thrive.
Selected strategies and activities include:
Engaging with influential policy makers leading up to and during key global events; Carrying out press and media outreach in key donor and developing country outlets on maternal health as a development and human rights issue; Monitoring by civil society groups of policy and budget allocations for maternal and newborn health in select countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean; Supporting maternal health and development institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to promote the four core strategies to improve maternal and newborn health; Engaging leaders and activists to address and advocate for maternal health within related sectors in health and development