Women Deliver Publications

Invest in Girls and Women: Everybody Wins (2015)

The Path to Sustainable Development

This is a new toolkit that pulls together infographics, data points, and key messages to make the case for investing in girls and women. The toolkit presents specific asks and goals related to maternal and newborn health, family planning and reproductive health, women's health, education, and equality, with the aim of providing global partners with a clear course of action to best advocate for the health and well-being of girls and women.

Full document (English) / Infographics (English/French/Spanish/German)

Women Deliver and The World Bank Background Paper for the 2013 Conference

Investing in women's reproductive health: Closing the deadly gap between what we know and what we do

This research paper highlights the substantial social and economic benefits of investing in girls and women, and includes specific policy recommendations on improving reproductive health outcomes.

Full document (English) / Executive Summary (English) / Executive Summary (Français) / Executive Summary (Español)


Family Planning Infographic (2013)

What if We Doubled our Investment in Family Planning?

This infographic depicts the health and economic benefits that would result from increased investment in family planning, and the strategies to reach that goal.



Women Deliver Pocket Card (2013)

The Women Deliver 2013 pocket card has quick facts on progress made for girls and women under the Millennium Development Goals, remaining challenges, and strategies for the future. 


The Lancet: Women Deliver Special Issue (2013)

This special issue of The Lancet highlights the latest research and perspectives on global maternal health.


The Lancet: We Have a Dream (2013)

This flipbook highlights and explores the dreams of young people living across the world.



Women Deliver Cartoon Book (2013)

Women Deliver: The World Receives

This book features cartoons on girls and women's issues from around the globe. Full document (English)



Focus on 5: Women's Health and the MDGs (2009)


These briefing cards outline why policymakers should prioritize saving mothers’ lives and key investments they should make in order to achieve MDG 5.

Full document (English) / Full document (Español) / Full document (Français)






International Women's Day Lists

Women Deliver 25 (2013): View the full list
The "Women Deliver 25" is a list of 25 social enterprises that are changing the lives of girls and women around the world by addressing issues of health, gender equality, education, environmental sustainability, and more. Women Deliver worked in partnership with Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs, to select these 25 social enterprises from the semifinalists of the Echoing Green Fellowship Program. Of these, 10 received full scholarships to attend Women Deliver 2013, where the three winners of the Global Solution Awards were announced.

Women Deliver 50 (2012): View the full list
The “Women Deliver 50” is a compilation of the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions that are delivering for girls and women. The honorees were selected out of hundreds of submissions from 103 countries around the world by a selection committee of experts and advocates from leading global non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foundations.

Women Deliver 100 (2011): Download the full report.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Women Deliver released the “Women Deliver 100,” our list of the hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women. This list recognizes women and men, both prominent and lesser known, who have committed themselves to improving the lives of girls and women around the world. Honorees derive from the fields of health, human rights, politics, economics, education, journalism, and philanthropy, and represent a great diversity of geographic and cultural backgrounds.

Materials from the Women Deliver 2010 Conference:

Women Deliver 2010 Pocket Card: English / Français / Español / Arabic
For policy makers, members of the media, and general audiences, the Women Deliver Pocket Card illustrates how women deliver as mothers, individuals, family members, and as citizens.

Why It's the Right Time: Moving on Reproductive Health Goals by Focusing on Adolescent Girls: Full document (English)
In this paper, we present compelling arguments for doing more to protect and promote women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health, and make the case for why adolescent girls require special attention in order to accelerate progress on international health goals.

Targeting poverty and gender inequality to improve maternal health: Full paper (English); Executive Summary in English / Français / Español
This paper examines the ways in which poverty and gender inequality pose significant barriers to maternal health care access and utilization, and thereby impact maternal mortality. It also presents key findings from an analysis of the effects of different strategies designed to increase utilization of maternal health care services. A key part of the analysis looks at which outcomes were achieved and whether the benefits reached the poorest and most disempowered women.

Advocacy Materials:

Delivering Cervical Cancer Prevention in the Developing World (2011): Full Document (English)
This report highlights exciting new partnerships and innovations in cervical cancer prevention and treatment. The report includes profiles of success in increasing access to HPV vaccines and treatment from around the world, with country spotlights on Mexico, Thailand, Bolivia and Rwanda.

Maputo Plan of Action: A vehicle for achieving the MDGs in Africa (2010): English / Français / Português / Arabic
The African Union adopted the Maputo Plan of Action in 2006 to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and move sexual and reproductive health higher on Africa's political agenda. Over the past three years African nations have taken major steps forward in developing country-level plans for achieving the targets of the Maputo Plan. The challenge is now implementation. This briefing card, produced by an ad hoc group of international organizations who make up the Support Group for the Maputo Plan of Action, outlines progress to date and the steps to achievement.

Materials Women Deliver 2007 Conference:

2007 Women Deliver Pocket Card: English / Français / Español
For policy makers, members of the media, and general audiences, the Women Deliver Pocket Card illustrates how women deliver as mothers, individuals, family members, and as citizens.

Women Deliver for Development: Background Paper for the Women Deliver 2007 Conference: Full Report (English only)
This paper argues that maternal health is central to the multiple aspects of many women's lives, and is critically important for development goals more broadly. The evidence reviewed indicates that a woman's ability to survive pregnancy and childbirth is closely related to how effectively societies invest in and realize the potential of women–one half of their populations–not only as mothers, but as critical contributors to sustaining families and transforming nations.

The Lancet Special Women Deliver Issue: Commentary: Delivering for Women by Ann Starrs, President, FCI
This commentary from The Lancet Special Women Deliver Issue outlines 20 years of efforts to address the most striking inequity in public health: half a million women, 99% of them in the developing world, were dying every year in pregnancy and childbirth.

2007 Closing Statement: English / Français / Español

2007 Statement from the Minister's Forum: English / Français / Español

2007 Women Deliver Conference Overview: Full document (English only)

2007 Women Deliver What's Next Guide: English / Français / Español

2007 Women Deliver for Development Presentation: English / Français / Español
Previews 20 years of evidence on maternal health and development. Originally presented by Geeta Rao Gupta, President of ICRW, as the keynote presentation at the 2007 Women Deliver conference.


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