WHAT IS WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY?
Taking place every year on September 26, World Contraception Day (WCD) is an annual worldwide campaign that centers on a vision where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007 and sponsored by Bayer, the campaign’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
WCD is supported by a coalition of 13 international NGOs, a governmental organization, and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health. The WCD website contains accurate and unbiased information on contraception to help young people, in discussion with their healthcare provider, choose which option is right for them.
WHAT IS WOMEN DELIVER?
As a leading, global advocate for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, Women Deliver brings together diverse voices and interests to drive progress in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights. We build capacity, share solutions, and forge partnerships, together creating coalitions, communication, and action that spark political commitment and investment in girls and women.
HOW CAN I APPLY TO BE A WCD AMBASSADOR?
All WCD Ambassadors are Women Deliver Young Leaders.
Women Deliver's Young Leader Program seeks to seeks to ensure that adolescents and young people are involved and provided with the information, services, and opportunities needed to live to their full potential. The program provides opportunities for Young Leaders to build and strengthen their capacity and skills, while identifying national and global platforms for them to share their voices and experience. The Young Leaders Program includes:
- DIGITAL UNIVERSITY featuring two intensive 10-week courses on advocacy and project management, one-to-one meetings with faculty, webinars led by issue experts, and peer-to-peer learning.
- SPEAKERS BUREAU to identify national and global speaking opportunities for Young Leaders while elevating them to positions of influence and power.
- SEED GRANTS for Young Leaders to create and implement short term advocacy and communications projects that advance that the health, rights, and wellbeing of themselves as well as girls and women in their communities and across the globe.
- A SCHOLARSHIP to attend the Women Deliver Global Conference, which features a training component, a Youth Pre-Conference, Youth Zone, and media and speaking opportunities.
After being accepted into the Young Leaders Program, Young Leaders submit an additional application to receive a WCD Ambassadors Project seed grant.
Women Deliver will recruit its next class of Young Leaders in early 2018.
WHAT OTHER WAYS can i GET INVOLVED WITH WCD?
Visit the "Get Involved" page to learn more about what you can do to support WCD and the Ambassadors!