We work globally to generate political commitment and resource investments to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health. Women Deliver builds on commitments, partnerships, and networks mobilized at the groundbreaking Women Deliver conferences in 2007, 2010 and 2013, fighting to end the deluge of preventable deaths that kill approximately 289,000 girls and women from pregnancy-related causes every year. Women Deliver's message is that maternal health is both a human right and a practical necessity for sustainable development.
We work to expand the community of partners dedicated to bettering the lives of girls and women. Our corporate forum brings together private sector representatives to collaborate on projects and solutions. We work with ministries of finance and health and global development experts to make the economic case for investing in girls and women. And, we look to the future by developing the skills of young advocates in developing countries through our workshops and online community.
In 2012, Women Deliver launched Catapult, a crowdfunding platform for projects that accelerate progress on issues impacting girls and women.