Women Deliver has announced the selection of 200 new and exceptional young advocates that will be joining the organization’s Young Leaders Program—a three-year fellowship opportunity for young people under the age of 30 who are working to advance the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women around the world.
About 104 Africans are on the new list and are selected from all over the continent of Africa. In all, the new Young Leaders come from over 94 countries and would work on a variety of issues, including family planning, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and youth leadership and participation.
Many of the Young Leaders are presently working in civil society organizations, sitting on boards, speaking at global high-level events, and changing their communities.
The new leaders will begin their first e-course in June on human rights, global health, advocacy, and communications, and will come together at the May 2016 Women Deliver Conference, in Copenhagen, where they will be an integral part of the conversations taking place on a wide range of issues.
Women Deliver is a leading, global advocate for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing. Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. The team builds capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women.
Women Deliver believes that when the world invests in girls and women, everybody wins.