Women Deliver 2023 Conference

July 17–20, 2023

Kigali, Rwanda

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Population Council experts and our partners will attend Women Deliver (WD2023) in Kigali, Rwanda from 17 to 20 July 2023 to share how we can collectively build evidence-based solutions to achieve gender equality and equity. The Council will lead the Girls Deliver: Pre-Conference on Adolescent Girls and key high-profile events on the sidelines of WD2023, and participate in concurrent sessions and side events during the conference to advance global discourse of the linkages between gender equality with pressing issues such as adolescents, climate, economic empowerment, education, female genital mutilation and cutting, and sexual and reproductive health.


As one of the largest multi-sectoral convenings to advance gender equality, WD2023 will convene 6,000 people in Kigali and 200,000+ people online through the virtual Conference. WD2023 will enable inclusive and co-created spaces that foster solidarity for sustainable solutions on gender equality.


Our press release and list of Council experts and featured speakers are available here.

Sessions & Speakers

  1. Sunday 07/16

      Pre-conference | 8:00 am–5:00 pm | Lemigo Hotel

    • Monday 07/17

        Parallel session | 9:00–11:00 am | Lemigo Hotel and Livestreaming

        Creating Radical Possibilities for Girls’ Education and Civic Participation


        Co-hosted by National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Population Council




      • Wednesday 07/19

          Women Deliver Side Event | 11:30 am–1:00 pm | Room MH 1-2

          Gazing into the Future: What Do the Next 5 Years Look Like for Gender Equality?


          Fatima Zahra, panelist


            Women Deliver Side Event | 11:30 am–1:00 pm | Room AD 10-2

            Girls at the Center: The Power of Partnering with Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting


            Dennis Matanda, presenter and panelist


              Women Deliver concurrent session | 1:30–3:00 pm | Room AD 10-2

              Bridging the Gap: Delivering SRH and Economic Empowerment for GIRLs


              Karen Austrian, panelist


                Education Zone Session | 2:30–2:45 pm | Akagera Tent, Exhibition Hall

                Free for All: The Evidence for Gender and Education Resource— Sharing Out and Listening In


                Nicole Haberland, presenter


              • Thursday 07/20

                  Women Deliver concurrent session | 9:30–11:00 am | Room MH 4-2

                  Growing Up in an Uncertain World: Adolescents and the Climate Crisis in LMICs


                  Karen Austrian, moderator


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