WaterAid joined the Women Deliver conference because women’s voices are critical in realising safe, private, accessible and functional toilets and water sources for everyone. 

Throughout the conference and associated events, we showed how water, toilets and hygiene are critical to tackling gender inequality and ensuring the power and autonomy of women and girls, everywhere.

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The 2019 conference of Women Deliver, the major international organisation focusing on women’s and girls’ rights, health and wellbeing, was held from 3–6 June in Vancouver, Canada.

Approximately 7,000 delegates, media and world leaders attended, and WaterAid joined them to highlight how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are fundamental to women’s and girls’ health and wellbeing, education and participation in decision making. 

We had an exciting lineup of events:

WASH, gender and power

An official partner side event on WASH, gender and power on Monday 3 June, 12:30-3pm, lunch served, in room 215-216

Energy and water: essential ingredients for women's equality and achieving the SDGs 

A WaterAid and Sustainable Energy for All co-organised session on Wednesday 5 June, 1:30-2:30pm, in room 213

Power stage talk

A TED-style talk about our success in convincing the Tanzanian Government to scrap their tax on sanitary products on Tuesday 4 June, 3:30pm, in the Fueling Station

Digital posters

Two digital posters featuring recent WaterAid collaborations on female-friendly toilets and menstrual health, at Solutions Gallery on 4-5 June, 10:30am-12pm

Six ways to fuel happy, healthy children 

An off-site reception led by WaterAid Canada on Tuesday 4 June, 6-8pm at the Canada Pavilion - Steamworks Brewing Company

Aida Muluneh exhibition 

An exhibition featuring the work of Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh

We also partnered with The Case for Her, showcasing our menstruation and empowerment-related programming and policy work through their Case for Menstruation forum space.