Crown Princess Mary is to take part in the Women Deliver handover event next month in Copenhagen ahead of the 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver in June.
Denmark hosted the last Women Deliver Conference in 2016, and the relay event will hand over hosting duties to the Canadian committee.
Crown Princess Mary will be joined by key government and business figures, including Ulla Tørnæs, the Minister for Development Cooperation, the Danish Ambassador to Canada, Emi Furuya, and representatives of the Maternity Foundation, Sex and Society, and others for the event.
The Royal House notes that “Denmark and Canada both work very actively on promoting girls and women’s rights, and there will be a focus on networking between Danish and Canadian participants towards the upcoming conference.”
Women Deliver is an organisation that hosts global conferences “that bring together people from across a multitude of sectors, issues and cultures,” according to the organisation’s website.
“Women Deliver conferences are fueling stations where organisations and individuals leave re-energised, knowledgeable, connected, and challenged to think outside the box.”
The organisation’s website states that the 2019 conference “will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.
“From keynotes to social enterprise pitches, workshops to film festivals, there will be countless opportunities to engage, gather inspiration, and build a more gender equal world.”
Crown Princess Mary spoke at the 2016 conference opening ceremony, saying, “We all share a common conviction – that girls and women are the key to building healthy, prosperous and sustainable societies and communities. And the evidence is sound – when we invest in girls and women, society, as a whole, benefits.”
Crown Princess Mary has already partnered with Canadian ‘First Lady’ Sophie Gregoire Trudeau on a Women Deliver campaign.
In 2017, it was announced that the women would champion the “Deliver Good” campaign to raise awareness of problems associated with gender equality.
The 2019 Women Deliver conference is themed as “Power. Progress. Change,” and will take place from 3 to 6 June.