Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Tuesday 4 June

10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Feminists Organize! Busting Myths About Fundraising for Movements

Organized by: African Women’s Development Fund, Equality Fund incubated by The MATCH International Women's Fund, Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Rights, Prospera What really prevents feminist organizations from raising funds? It’s time to bust some…

Speakers
Anisha Chugh Somer Nowak Oriana López Uribe Eva Johansson Miren Bengoa Erin Hohlfelder
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Who Runs the World? Empowering Young Women and Girls

Organized by: National Democratic Institute, Plan International, Women Political Leaders Globally, women hold just 24% of parliament seats and according to the World Bank, at the current pace of change, it will take over 100 years to achieve parity in…

Speakers
Sylvia Kasanga Anna Gainey Razan Melissa Richmond Citlalli Adriana Helen Clark +1
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Not Optional! Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Essential to Humanitarian Action

Organized by: Family Planning 2020, Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises, NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security, UNFPA, Women Deliver What exactly are the minimum standards for sexual and reproductive health during an emergency?…

Speakers
Ugwu Nkechi Uzoamaka Kate Gilmore Sathya Doraiswamy Grace Kodindo Debora Diniz Martin Gutierrez
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Out of the Shadows: Addressing and Treating Maternal Mental Health

Organized by: Maternal Childhood Survival Program with UNICEF, World Health Organization Although there is increased awareness and treatments for post-natal depression, too many cases of maternal mental health issues still go undiagnosed and untreated.…

Speakers
Dr. Manasi Kumar Simone Honikman Brenda Onguti Angelina Spicer
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Everybody’s Business: Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa

Organized by: Amref Health Africa, Population Action International, PHCPI, World Bank, World Health Organization Join a panel discussion around accelerators for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The session will start off with a…

Speakers
Meggie Mwoka Dr. Veronica Magar Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Dr. Belinda Afriyie Nimako (MD, MPH) Dr. Githinji Gitahi Raj Kumar Dr. Taiwo Oyelade +2
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Religion and Development: Building Bridges for Gender Justice

Organized by: Episcopal Relief, Global One, Interfaith WASH Alliance, UNFPA, World Vision International 80% of the world’s people profess to a faith tradition. Religion can be a critical part of the way we think, believe, and behave, and can be a source…

Speakers
Chiseche Salome Mibenge Reverend Josephine Ogola Reyhana Patel Maihan Wali Mouhammed Cherif Diop Dan Irvine
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Indigenous Women and Children: Safeguarding Our Health Cultural Integrity

Organized by: Inuit Circumpolar Council, Native Women's Association of Canada, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples The dignity of Indigenous women and girls and their important roles in the community are often overlooked. Yet, Indigenous women and…

Speakers
President Tarja Halonen Ndinini Kimesera Sikar Pratima Gurung Conrad Prince Ruth Kaviok Elizabeth Amondi Okumu
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Sharing is Caring, but is it Enough? Shifting the Unequal Care Burden

Organized by: Oxfam Canada, Promundo Women in every country carry disproportionate responsibility for domestic work and caregiving, spending 1-3 hours more a day on housework than men and 2-10 times more providing care. Entrenched gender norms and unequal…

Speakers
Gary Barker Katja Freiwald Thalia Kidder Florence Mutesi
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Who Holds the Power in Pregnancy? Overcoming Stigma 

Organized by: Jhpiego, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, White Ribbon Alliance, World Health Organization This session combines performance art, science, debate, and audience participation to shine a light on issues surrounding the power…

Speakers
Lily Kak Winnie Mwebesa Malika Ndlovu Sandra Oyarzo Torres Joy E. Lawn
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Gender Transformative Education: The Power of Education to Deliver Gender Equality

Organized by: Global Partnership for Education, NORAD, PLAN International, UNESCO Education has the power to transform harmful gender norms, stereotypes, and power relationships. This session brings together youth activists, educators, practitioners,…

Speakers
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen Gonzalo Cassandra Hallett Abigail Rita Bissoonauth Joanna Herat Hannah Vaughan Jones
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Free to Be in the City: Safety of Adolescent Girls in Urban Areas

Organized by: Plan International, UN Habitat Based on research conducted by Plan International, only 4% of adolescent girls in Delhi and 8% of girls in Cairo claimed that they always feel safe when in public spaces. 91% of girls in Lima and 58% of girls…

Speakers
Juma Assiago Faridah Alexander Munive Ngo Chi Minh Maryorie
Category
Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Beyond the Hashtag: Power and Women’s Movements in the Era of #MeToo

Organized by: Men Engage, UNFPA, Spotlight Initiative, Together for Girls Will the #MeToo movement create lasting change and an end to violence against girls and women? Thinking beyond the hashtag, this session will explore the role of INGOs, donors,…

Speakers
Jean Kemitare Humberto Carlo Sophia Wanjiku Ramatu Bangura Moufeeda Haidar
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Advancing Rights of Adolescent Girls and Young Women to be Decision-makers 

Organized by: Advocates for Youth, AfriYan, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality Adolescent girls and young women are leading and advocating today! This session will present effective leadership and advocacy strategies from the perspective of young leaders…

Speakers
Renata Tallarico Myriam Narcisse Natalia Lozano Khadija Khan Ana Mosiashvili Tikondwe Kaphangawani Chimkowola
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Break the Barriers that Block Girls’ and Women’s Right to Reproductive Health

Organized by: Family Planning 2020, FHI 360, UNFPA How can women without power and reproductive autonomy access the health information and services they need, now? In this session, hear women across sectors and continents share powerful actions we can…

Speakers
Joannie Bewa Leticia Pfeffer Kechi Ogbuagu Bitania Lulu Berhanu
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Understanding the Gender Equality Movement: Progress and Pitfalls

Organized by: Community Center for Integrated Development (CCID), International Center for Research on Women Do you really understand gender versus sex, or feminism versus women’s rights? This session will demystify key definitions and terms in the…

Speakers
Jacob Thomas Tanzila Khan Jude Thaddues Njikem Sarah Gammage
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Break Bread Together: Nutrition Stories from Around the World

Organized by: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Scaling Up Nutrition, Nutrition International Good nutrition is a matter of life and death, and the difference between surviving and thriving. However, good nutrition is only achieved when women are…

Speakers
Gerda Verburg Gladys Mugambi Vivian Onano Irshad Danish Joel Spicer
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Women’s Rights and LGBTIQ+ Rights: Stronger Together

Organized by: CREA, International Women’s Health Coalition, Outright Action International LGBTIQ+ and women’s rights advocates are more powerful together. Sometimes, these movements are pitted against one another. This session will tackle patterns…

Speakers
Shannon Kowalski Lopa Banerjee Jessica Stern Stephanie Lum Kamanda Bosco
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

The Under-Recognized Power of Women in the Health Workforce

Organized by: Johnson & Johnson Are women health workers under recognized? If so, WHY? Is it because they are women? Is it because society under value "care giving"? This session brings together health workers and health workforce leaders to uncover…

Speakers
Elizabeth Brandeis, RM, BHSc, MScCH Ruth Dite Mah Diassana Joy Hamilton Marini Stéphanie Roche Dr. Barbara Stilwell Dr. Willibald Zeck Dr. Roopa Dhatt
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Men, Masculinity, and A Modern Playbook for Gender Equality

Organized by: P&G Women’s voices are louder than ever on topics of health, wealth, harassment, safety, and the right to lead, yet progress has stalled.  We must do better. We need a more modern playbook which includes the role of men as we collectively…

Speakers
Gary Barker Carolyn Tastad Deanna Bass Pankaj Bhalla Ammon Allen
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Redressing Power Imbalances: Using Research to Transform Gender Relations

Organized by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) This event features IDRC’s rich history of participatory and boundary pushing gender transformative research by sharing core principles and best practices that are highlighted in an analytical…

Speakers
Nanci Lee Rebecca Chiao Dr. Carmen Yon Leau Dr. Dominique Charron Jean Lebel Dr. Ravi Verma
Category
Concurrent

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