Day 5: Communication is Key

Sadly, all good things must come to an end and thus, our Women Deliver 2016 study tour comes to a close here in Copenhagen!

Our last day kicked off with the final plenary and concurrent sessions at Women Deliver, as the delegates attended sessions discussing the Zika virus, philanthropy, men’s roles in women’s and girls’ health and development, and more. The conference concluded with a closing session that left all in attendance inspired for Women Deliver 2019 as Jill Sheffield, President of Women Deliver, shared a heartfelt good-bye and singers Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Abelone Melese energized the crowd with their music.

After the closing, the delegates joined communications staff from 15 different organizations for a dinner discussion to brainstorm how advocates can collaborate with congressional offices to more effectively communicate about girls’ and women’s issues to key audiences. As the delegates and communications professionals engaged in conversation and exchanged best practices, both sides were able to express their messaging needs and identify common goals and opportunities for action.

Delegates and communications staff share communications tips and tricks on the last night. Photo credit: Michele Alexander/MSH.

Delegates and communications staff share communications tips and tricks on the last night. Photo credit: Michele Alexander/MSH.

Tomorrow, we head back to Washington, DC with our heads full of new information on how to continue improving the health and lives of women and girls everywhere. Farvel København!

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