Hosted by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), White Ribbon Alliance and Every Woman Every Child, this event will discuss how to secure global accountability for protecting women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and rights during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
The event will build on outcomes from the recent “Lives in the Balance” COVID-19 summit, and bring together a wide range of stakeholders from governments to grass-roots organizations.
Led by the Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Board Chair of PMNCH, and moderated by Mercy Juma of BBC Africa, the event will:
- Discuss the difference that women’s political leadership makes to public accountability in relation to the pandemic
- Present new findings from the 2020 Progress Report on the EWEC Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents’ Health
- Feature a citizen’s parliament that brings together women’s and girls’ lived experiences, a panel of female community leaders from India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria and the United Kingdom, in dialogue with political leaders for commitments to the Call-to-Action on COVID-19
- Unite partners in aligning for action under a new ambitious five-year strategy for PMNCH.
The event will feature moderated chats and live polling and will be available in English, French and Spanish.