Advisory Group

The Women Deliver Advisory Group provides strategic guidance and input in the development and implementation of the Women Deliver advocacy plans. The group is made up of multilateral institutions, donors, networks, and NGOs representing the following sectors: maternal and newborn health; human rights; youth; sexual and reproductive health and rights/family planning; and HIV and AIDS.

Current Advisory Group members:

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. They work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity. Their mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice  for those whose rights have been violated.

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID’s mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

The Circle of Concerned Women African Theologians undertakes research and publishes theological literature written by African women with special focus on religion and culture. The Circle members are women who are rooted in Islam, Christianity, Judaism and African Indigenous Religions. They are indigenous African women and also African women of Asiatic and European origins. These concerned women are engaged in theological dialogue of the cultures, religions, sacred writings and oral stories that shape the African context and define the women of this continent. The Circle members attempt to reflect together on justice across boundaries of gender, faith and belief.

European Parliamentary Forum is a Brussels-based Parliamentary network that serves as a platform for cooperation and coordination for the 25 all-party groups in Parliaments throughout Europe that focus on improving sexual and reproductive health and rights at home and abroad through national and regional health and foreign aid budgets.

Family Care International (FCI) works to make pregnancy and childbirth safer by supporting maternal health programs and policies and by promoting sexual and reproductive health for adolescents in developing countries. Working with partners through its field offices in Africa and Latin America, FCI has been involved in a wide range of activities, including capacity-building and advocacy, in addition to producing educational and informational materials that have been disseminated broadly.

Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) seeks to improve HIV and AIDS policies and programming geared toward young people by facilitating the inclusion of skilled young leaders in decision-making that affects our lives.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. They are a global network of Member Associations, and work in 176 countries - providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health care and rights.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit global health organization that uses evidence-based approaches to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. MSH works to save lives of the poorest and most vulnerable populations by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding 40 years ago, MSH has worked in more than 100 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of health services and medicines. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; TB; malaria; maternal, neonatal and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases. Through technical assistance, research, training, advocacy, and systems innovations, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is one of the largest international family planning organisations in the world. In 2010 alone, the 629 Marie Stopes International centres, across 40 countries provided seven million couples with high quality health services, including family planning; safe abortion & post-abortion care; maternal & child health care including safe delivery and obstetrics; diagnosis & treatment of sexually transmitted infections; and HIV/AIDS prevention.

The Maternal Health Task Force is a program launched at EngenderHealth that contributes to shaping collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwide. The Task Force conducts implementation research on the quality of maternal health care and its measurement; expands maternal health educational opportunities for mid-level maternal health professionals in high-burden countries, public health students, and a new class of Young Champions of Maternal Health; and convenes scientific and technical conferences and meetings for maternal health professionals and their colleagues from allied fields.

Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation (Pangaea) is an organization that advances the health and well-being of people most affected by AIDS. Pangaea partners with countries and their supporters to develop, implement, evaluate and advocate for cost-effective, comprehensive HIV services – particularly as they enhance prevention strategies - for vulnerable, marginalized populations, including girls and women, men who have sex with men, and injection drug users. Pangaea also engages underutilized sectors (including the private sector and faith based organizations) to expand the reach and quality of national AIDS programs.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is a global health partnership that is ‘partner centric’, working as the only platform that brings together all of the many Partners in the global health community focused on improving the health of women and children and promoting the RMNCH Continuum of Care. PMNCH enables Partners to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually.

Population Action International (PAI) advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. Our research and advocacy strengthen U.S. and international assistance for family planning. We work with local and national leaders in developing countries to improve their reproductive health care programs and policies.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

The Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. At its essence, WLP is a builder of networks, working with 20 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. They work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity. Their mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice  for those whose rights have been violated.

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