Thursday, 5 May 2016

Mary's message

Crown Princess Mary with her #IDeliver message

Ahead of the big international conference on women and girl's rights taking place in Copenhagen in a few weeks' time, Crown Princess Mary has put her name to a campaign to deliver support to those who need it and widen choice for everyone. The social media initiative for the Women Deliver 2016 conference, #IDeliver, got under way with royal backing.

Mary talks women's rights in September 2015

Mary is the patron of the Women Deliver Conference which will take place in Copenhagen this month. Just recently she gave an interview to Danish media outlet, Berlingske, to promote the conference. In it, she spoke passionately about trying to be a voice for some of the women she has met in refugee camps. She also talked about ending violence against women and said she wants to use her high profile to help open doors to changing and challenging the problems that affect women around the world.

Last week, Mary was in Burking Faso for a working visit with Denmark's Minister of Foreign Affairs to see work going on to improve women's rights with a focus on their health and sexual health.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark during her visit to Burkina Faso last week
(photo @UNBFABF Twitter)

She visited several health centres, heard about projects to make men more aware of women's health and met women who had become mothers at a very young age. 

Mary during one of her many visits in a two day trip to Burkina Faso
(photo @UNFPABF Twitter)

Mary has had a high profile in women's rights in the past few years and that will increase as she takes an active part in the upcoming gathering in Denmark's capital. The Woman Deliver Conference takes place in Copenhagen between May 16th and May 19th 2016.

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