This page was updated on May 28, 2019.


The Guttmacher Institute is proud to participate in the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3-6. Women Deliver brings together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, researchers and media for the largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of girls and women.

If you are attending the conference, we invite you to visit us in the exhibit hall at booths 249 and 250 to meet our experts and learn more about our work. We also hope you will also join us at the events listed below.

For those who cannot attend the conference in person, Women Deliver will offer a special virtual conference exclusively for online audiences. Guttmacher will also be tweeting during the conference, so please follow along—@Guttmacher and #WD2019.


Monday, June 3

Side Event: Rights, Power and Women’s Bodies

9:00–10:30 am
Room 211

Hosted by the UK Department for International Development and the UK SRHR Network, this event aims to provide Women Deliver participants the opportunity to explore, with high-level policy makers, practitioners and advocates, the most excluded issues of the ICPD agenda, and to discuss solutions and strategies to drive progress and empowerment. RSVPs are required


Baroness Sugg, Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State, UK Government
Jonathan Wittenberg, Guttmacher Institute
Dr Carole Sekimpi, Marie Stopes Uganda
Abhina Aher, India HIV/AIDS Alliance
Florence Kwamboke Akara, Femme International
Luciana Brito, Anis
Donya Nasser, Youth Advocate, IPPF

Guttmacher-Hosted Side Event: Youth-Led Advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Stories from Three Countries

Join us for a networking lunch and youth-led discussion on the benefits of tailoring public health efforts to the diverse sexual and reproductive health and rights needs of young people. Examples from the work of youth advocates from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda will be presented. RSVPs are encouraged.

Patrick Segawa, Women Deliver Young Leader

Taylor Riley, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Yordanos Wolde, Program Coordinator, Talent Youth Association

Michael Owino, National Coordinator, Organization of African Youth - Kenya

Lillibet Namakula, Programs Coordinator, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda

Tuesday, June 4

Smart Investment: Using Data to Make the Case and Track Commitments

1:30–2:30 PM
Room 217–219

Data and evidence are essential for governments, civil society, the private sector and donors to make informed investments. But how is this done in practice? We helped organize this dynamic, rapid-fire session along with Data2X and GROOTS Kenya, to look at concrete examples of how data can be used to inform investments (i.e., to build a case for investment, prioritize investments, and track and monitor investments).

Esther Mwaura-Muiru, Founder, GROOTS Kenya

Patrick Segawa, Founder and Program Manager, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda and Guttmacher Institute partner

Lisa Smylie, Director of Research and Evaluation, Status of Women, Government of Canada

Dr. Syed Hamid, Director of the Institute for Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wednesday, June 5

Measuring What Is Hidden: Amplifying Community Voices and Closing Digital Gender Gaps

1:30–2:30 PM
Room 110

Innovative data approaches promote inclusion by measuring what is often hidden or amplifying community voices that are missing from official statistics. We organized this session along with Data2X and GROOTS Kenya to showcase three innovative data collection and analysis examples:

  • how community-generated data can improve public service delivery;
  • how big data can provide insight into gender-based violence and women’s digital inclusion;
  • and how data can be collected on often hidden experiences such as abortion.

Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X

Taylor Riley, Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute

Fridah Githuku, Executive Director, GROOTS Kenya

Jihad Zahir, Assistant Professor, Cadi Ayyad University

Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women & Connected Society, Groupe Speciale Mobile Association