Ahead of Women Deliver 2019, history was made. On June 2nd, we introduced the Equality Fund to the world – a collaboration between philanthropists, investors, and government designed by women, for women to get unprecedented amounts of money into the hands of women and girls at the grassroots.
At the YWCA in Vancouver, The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the Equality Fund’s bid was selected by the Government of Canada for $300 million in multi-year funding to amplify global and domestic women’s movements. This is the single largest government contribution made to women’s rights in history.
Over 8,000 people attended Women Deliver 2019 — a conference to “drive progress on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.” A key theme of the conference was power, and how it can influence progress and change.
Re-live the incredible moments surrounding this historic announcement — as well as our Women Deliver experience — above.