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Anthropological Engagement at a Global Women's Health Conference

A Report on the Women Deliver Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2013

Margaret MacDonald, Debra Pascali Bonaro and Robbie Davis-Floyd

This past May a major international conference called Women Deliver took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Women Deliver is a relatively new but significant force in the international reproductive health arena. Since its first conference in 2007 in London with 1,500 attending, it has rapidly grown in size and reputation. The second conference took place in Washington DC in 2010 with 3,000 attendees. Women Deliver Kuala Lumpur was the biggest conference of the decade devoted to women’s and girl’s health and well-being; it brought together 4,500 people from hundreds of organisations in 149 countries around the world, including heads of state, ministers of health and women’s issues, major UN agency representatives, non-governmental organisations, scientists and scholars, major donors (including Melinda Gates and Chelsea Clinton), mainstream media, youth, filmmakers and even royalty.

Affiliations

MacDonald, Margaret - York University

Pascali Bonaro, Debra - Independent researcher

Davis-Floyd, Robbie - University of Texas Austin