CASD was actively represented at the just ended 3rd Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur by Numfor Alenwi, Executive Director and Co-founder.
Among over 4500 participants from Ministries of Health, Development Cooperation and leading civil society organizations, we increased visibility of the organization’s vision and network with several organizations including Real Medicine Foundation and Population Action International. We attended a cross section of the over 120 concurrent plenary sessions and skills building workshops that inspired and informed our mission in building a better world for girls, women and children in deprived communities.
Evidently, this was the biggest exposure the organization has ever had the results will hopefully show in our subsequent activities.
The following highlights were recorded from the some of the speakers at the conference:
“Women who decide when to get pregnant also decide a better future” Melina Gates, Co-Founder of Bill and Melina Gates Foundation.
“If the women are too busy with livelihood activities that they cannot visit the service centre for reproductive health services, follow them to where they spend their days and make sure they learn about the services and make a choice’’ Faith Phiri, Executive Director Girls Empowerment Network Malawi.
“We have 3 million young people in the world today. Therefore we have 3 million opportunities to make progress” Dr Babatunde Osotimehim, Executive Director, UNFPA.
“If CocaCola can be found everywhere then contraception can also reach everywhere” Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women.
‘’If we sit here and talk, things will not change. But if we stand, talk and move, things will change for our countries and for women and children globally’’ Anonymous Young Leader during the Youth Pre-conference.
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