Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Sunday 2 June

8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Uniting Forces to Ensure Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a Practice of the Past

Hosted by: Amref Health Africa, Coalition on Violence Against Women, End FGM Canada Network, Equality Now, Orchid Project, Sahiyo, The End FGM European Network, The Girl Generation, The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, The US End FGM/C…

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Pre-Conference
9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

The Nutsamaht: We are One. Our Voices. Our Stories. Indigenous Women’s Pre-Conference

Hosted by: First Nations Health Authority; Ministry of Health; Provincial Health Services Authority; BC Women's Hospital Foundation; BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre; Vancouver Coastal Health The Nutsamaht: We are One. Our Voices. Our Stories. Indigenous…

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Pre-Conference
9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Global Midwifery Symposium

Hosted by: Hosted by: International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), The World Health Organization, Jhpiego, and the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) Keeping with a long tradition of maternal health advocacy…

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Pre-Conference
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Addressing Human Rights, Gender Equality, and Community Engagement During Country Evaluation for Validation of Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis

Hosted by: World Health Organization

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Smart Tactics in Advocating for SRHR in Times of Opposition

Hosted by: Rutgers Advocates, implementors and researchers for progressive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have always experienced opposition in their work. In recent years this opposition seems to become more influential. How to strive…

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Communities in Action to End Violence Against All Women and Girls

Hosted by: UN Women with partners This session will share practices and tools to support women and other community agents of change to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women in public and private spaces. A…

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Mental Health: Break the Stigma

Hosted by: Global Girl Power Women and girls worldwide from all walks of life continue to face the worst kinds of atrocities, which can cause long-term physical and mental health problems. With mental health at the forefront, we hope to conduct an interactive…

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10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Putting the Power in Women's Hands: Paving the Path to Self-Managed Abortion for Greater Access and Choice

Hosted by: APACC (Abortion and Postabortion Care Consortium) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Women face numerous barriers in accessing facility-based abortion care, and the increasing availability of medical abortion has strengthened…

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

THREAD: Refugee Women as Agents of Change

Hosted by: Aalborg University; Copenhagen University; Innovation Foundation, Denmark The THREAD research project is created by female scholars at Copenhagen and Aalborg University, Denmark. It aims to use refugee women's knowledge in the integration…

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

The Trump Effect: U.S. Foreign Policy on SRHR in the Age of Trump

Hosted by: Advocates for Youth, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), International Women's Health Coalition, Open Society Foundations Advocates for Youth, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), International Women's Health Coalition,…

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2:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Generation Now: Our Health, Our Rights Pre-Conference

Hosted by: Women Deliver and International Aids Society An intergenerational convening to drive integrated action on HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights - with a focus on young people. 1-hour reception will follow the meeting on LEVEL 1,…

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Pre-Conference
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

The Future of Medicine: Empowering Women Physician Leaders

Hosted by: Canadian Medical Association and Joule, Medical Women’s International Association, Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Women in Global Health Join us for an interactive panel discussion. A group of accomplished medical women who are leaders…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Expert Convening: Eliminating Cervical Cancer in Low-Resource Settings: Creating Recommendations for Locally Driven Solutions to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Hosted by: Abt Associates and American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) WHO has called for the elimination of cervical cancer, which affects more than 500,000 women worldwide. In 2015, 270,000 women died from cervical cancer - 90% of whom…

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3:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

Gender Equality & Empowerment Benchmark (GEEB) Roundtable

Hosted by: World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) A hands-on working session where you can take an active role in evolving the Gender Equality & Empowerment Benchmark where we will discuss both its overall structure as well as deep-dive into key pillars of…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Walking the Prevention Pathway: Creating Change with Indigenous Communities through Community Mobilization

Hosted by: Canadian Red Cross Hear from Indigenous and research experts on Creating Safe Environments in Indigenous communities. We invite those working with Indigenous communities globally, academics, policy experts, and practitioners to hear the conversation…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Re-thinking Research “Excellence”: Building and Implementing a More Comprehensive, Inclusive Definition to Advance Transformative Science

Hosted by: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the International Development Research Centre This panel will engage in the discussion on research excellence, specifically on how embedding equity, diversity and inclusion…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Advocating for Increased Male Engagement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health: A Skills-Building Session

Hosted by: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs This hands-on session will give participants the opportunity to use a newly-released tool specifically designed to increase implementation of, and investment in, male engagement in family planning…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Young People on the Front Lines of Crisis

Hosted by: United Nations Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Join us for an inter-generational and interactive panel discussion and an exciting simulation exercise to put the forthcoming Compact Guidelines…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

The Future of Work in the 21st Century

Hosted by: UN Women with partners A panel session on the future of work that will bring together key leaders in the business community and public sector to discuss the changing world of work and its implications for women's economic empowerment. The…

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

The Power of Your Story: A Guide for Advocates

Hosted by: SayItForward.org and Girls' Globe You are a passionate advocate with a compelling message about the importance of your work. But you're also an individual with a story to tell. Strengthening the ways you communicate your vision, skills, and…

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