GAWH's public-private partnership advocacy model

The extensive outreach of GAWH has been made possible through the use of a public-private partnership model. This model consists of seeking governmental co-sponsorship for events, along with the designated private sector partners. This has resulted in expanded intersectoral discussions about women’s health involving actors from all regions of the world.

In the course of carrying out its 2009 programs, GAWH has had the privilege to meet and exchange ideas with diplomats and technical delegates from more than forty UN Member States. What is more-- many Permanent Missions to the UN in New York and Geneva agreed to co-sponsor these events in partnership with several private sector corporations 1. GAWH believes that these multilateral efforts have contributed to the growing concern and support for women’s health in 2009.

1Representatives from Permanent Missions to the UN attending one or more of GAWH’s meetings in 2009: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Grenada, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxemburg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nauru, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United States, and Zambia.