2016 Women Deliver Conference: focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals

From May 16-19, experts from around the world traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to take part in the Women Deliver Conference.

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A delegation from MSI proudly participated in this year's conference, sharing their knowledge at some of our sessions and running our exciting photo exhibition, "Universal access: One woman at a time."

Thanks to the successes of Women Deliver's three previous conferences- London (2007), Washington, DC (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2013) - the 2016 Conference was highly anticipated. This meeting will gathered world leaders, advocates, policymakers, young people, journalists and researchers across geographic regions and development sectors. Together, they demonstrated the power of putting girls and women at the forefront of development efforts. The 2016 Conference focused on the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to implement them as they relate to women and girls, with a specific focus on health. In particular, how the SDGs relate to the maternal, sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls around the world, with an emphasis on the inter-connectedness of women's health, gender equality, education, economic empowerment and the environment.

MSI was proud to attend the 2016 Women Deliver Conference; we are sent a delegation comprising MSI staff members from across our global partnership- Uganda, the U.S., China, Kenya, the U.K. and more.

Did you attend Women Deliver 2016? If so, we hope that you enjoyed our sessions and visited our photo exhibition, "Universal access: One woman at a time.”

Our Global Impact Last Year


women using a MSI
method of contraception


unintended pregnancies


unsafe abortions prevented


pregnancy-related deaths prevented