The United Nations Foundation’s Universal Access Project today announced a press fellowship focused on sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice to Women Deliver 2023, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. The conference will take place July 17–20 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Women Deliver 2023 conference comes at a critical time when sexual and reproductive health and rights are under threat in the U.S. and abroad. The location in Rwanda, which has made strides in expanding reproductive health access, offers an opportunity to explore country-level progress and challenges in making sexual and reproductive health and rights a reality for all.
Selected journalists will have the opportunity to explore the myriad issues that feed into sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. Journalists will also attend a local site visit the day before the conference (to be confirmed) as well as exclusive briefings with experts, including those from UN agencies and global policymakers, global and local NGO leaders, and world-renowned researchers.
This fellowship is intended for journalists who work for U.S. media outlets and who are interested in global sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, international development, U.S. foreign policy, and the United Nations. The fellowship will cover travel, food and lodging costs for the duration of the conference and any site visits beforehand, to be determined. COVID-19 vaccination and compliance with all current U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rwanda Ministry of Public Health, and Women Deliver 2023 safety guidelines are required for participation.
About the Universal Access Project
The Universal Access Project, a project of the United Nations Foundation, convenes an innovative community of philanthropists, advocates and companies striving for a world where all people have full bodily autonomy and the right to self-determination in family planning, pregnancy, parenting and sexual health and well-being. Learn more at www.universalaccessproject.org.
About the United Nations Foundation
The UN Foundation is an independent charitable organization created to work closely with the United Nations to address humanity’s greatest challenges, build initiatives across sectors to solve problems at scale, and drive global progress. Learn more at www.unfoundation.org.