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Day 2: Journalists and the Opening Ceremony

The delegates started day two of the study tour meeting with journalists from Argentina, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa to hear about how these local journalists cover women’s and girls’ issues in their countries. The journalists, who work in print and broadcast media, shared their experiences reporting development stories and the readership they seek to influence while the delegates shared their experiences working with US journalists and how theĀ American media impacts their work.

The delegates and journalists.

The delegates and journalists.

Following the journalist meeting, the delegates attended the Women Deliver Social Good Summit and heard from some dynamic speakers on topics such as girls’ education in Afghanistan.

The delegates then joined the 5,500 other Women Deliver 2016 conference attendees for the opening plenary. With remarks from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and youth leaders like Zimbabwe’s Yemurai Nyoni, the delegates left the plenary ready for day three with the feeling that the conference is energizing, inspiring, humbling, forward-thinking, and addressing solvable problems.