Welcome to the Accountability Breakfast 2020

Advancing Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health during COVID-19

Accountability Breakfast 2020 Live Stream

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COVID-19 is massively threatening hard-won gains for women, children and adolescents around the world. Coinciding with the UN General Assembly, this event focuses on securing global accountability for protecting the health and rights of those we refuse to leave behind.

Be part of the conversation that brings together the people with the power to make changes and the people calling for those changes to be made. The Accountability Breakfast will be an opportunity for participants to:

Learn about the difference that women’s political leadership makes to public accountability in relation to the pandemic;

Review the findings of 2020 Progress Report on the EWEC Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, a new report on a decade of progress and commitments;

Witness a citizen’s parliament with female community leaders from India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria and the United Kingdom and elsewhere in dialogue with political leaders;

Find ways to help launch the PMNCH 2021-2025 Strategy, strengthening the power of partnership, advocacy and the new global COVID-19 Call to Action Campaign for women, children and adolescents;

Enjoy live entertainment with creative performances, including spoken word poetry, live music and more!

Event Speakers

Dr. Abiola Akiyode Afolabi
Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre
Shukti Anantha
Adolescent Leader, The YP Foundation, India
Pauline Anyona
Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Advocate, Organization of Africa Youth Kenya
Dr. Smita Bajpai
Project Director, CHETNA, India
Ms. Naina Subberwal Batra
Chairwoman and CEO of The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Ana Claudia Carletto
Secretary for Human Rights and Citizenship of the Municipality of São Paulo, Brazil
Toyin Chukwudozie
Team Leader for Advocacy and Policy Influencing, Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria
Rt. Hon. Helen Clark
Board Chair, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)
Dr. E. Osagie Ehanire
Minister of Health, Nigeria
Helga Fogstad
Executive Director, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)
Dr. Shannon Hader
UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Programme
Lisa M. Hilmi
Executive Director, CORE Group
David Imbago Jácome
Board Member of PMNCH Adolescent and Youth Constituency, Vice-president for Development at the International Youth Health Organization
H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid
President of the Republic of Estonia and Co-Chair of the High-Level Steering Group for EWEC
Hon. Prof. Margaret Kobia
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Government of Kenya
Barbara Lee
Congresswoman, United States of America
Dr. Ahmad Jawad Osmani
Acting Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan
Joy Phumaphi
Co-Chair of the Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman Every Child
Hon. Dr. Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez
Vice Minister of Health, Mexico
Jennifer Harris Requejo
Senior Advisor, Health and HIV, Division of Data, Analysis, Planning & Monitoring, UNICEF Headquarters, New York
Beth Schlachter
Executive Director, Family Planning 2020
Mohamed Sidibay
Education Champion, Global Partnership for Education
H.E. Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Former President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate
Oriana López Uribe
Executive Director of Balance and spokesperson for MARIA fund, Mexico
Dr. Harsh Vardan
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Gerda Verburg
Executive Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement
Dr. Monique Vledder
Head of Secretariat and Practice Manager, Global Financing Facility (GFF)
H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde
President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Musical Artist
Ms. Titilope Sonuga
Writer and Performer
Sergio Molina Monasterios
Sergio Molina Monasterios is a senior journalist who has worked in various media in Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia
Ms Mercy Juma
Broadcast Journalist, BBC Africa
Jane Rabothata
Channel Africa radio, South African Broadcasting Corporation
Philomène Djussi Fotso


The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, bringing together over 1,000 partner Organization Titles across 192 countries. Since its inception, PMNCH has worked to forge and strengthen partnerships and drive momentum towards the attainment of global targets for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.

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The White Ribbon Alliance

White Ribbon Alliance is a locally led, globally connected grassroots movement advocating for the health and rights of women, girls and newborns. We partner with individuals, families and communities, professionals and practitioners from diverse fields, and all sectors of government so that all women and girls can realize their right to quality health and well-being. We use many approaches, all of which put citizens at the center so that health policies, programs and practices are responsive to actual needs.

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Every Woman Every Child

Launched in 2010 and spearheaded by the UN Secretary-General, Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multi-laterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents around the world. The movement puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which presents a road-map to ending all preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents within a generation and ensuring their well-being.

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Contributing Partners

Scaling Up Nutrition 10th Anniversary
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
End Violence Against Children
GPE Transforming Education
Sanitation And Water For All
Channel Africa
Enda Santé
Horizonte Ciudadano
Feminist Alliance for Rights
Instituto Interamericano del Niño, la Niña y Adolescentes

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