Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Wednesday 5 June

10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

At the Margins: Engaging Sidelined Communities in the Mainstream SRHR Movement

Organized by: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Sonke Gender Justice, Women Enabled International Using a combination of storytelling and sensitive reflection, this session will unpack the issues that marginalized girls and women face while…

Speakers
Zanele Mabaso Ambrose Akanyihayo Smriti Dhingra Serkan Kasapoglu Leiloa Asaasa Abhina Aher Pratima Gurung
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Investing in Impact! Sustainable Financing for Women, Adolescents, and Girls

Organized by: GAVI, Global Financing Facility, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria How do we meet the needs of girls and women, not just now, but in the long run? Drawing on the experience of a range of partners—including representatives…

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Monique Vledder Peter Sands Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao Theresa Dzanjalimodzi Sibulele Sibaca Katja Freiwald Michele Ganeless +4
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Powerful Advocacy and Campaign Tactics to Drive Change for Gender Equality

Organized by: Advocacy Accelerator, Change.org, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) This interactive workshop session will foster and promote the exchange of ideas, experience, and learning between new and seasoned advocates on…

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Preethi Herman Desmond Nji Atanga Oriana López Uribe Julie Mwabe Adebimpe Adebiyi Purity Kagwiria
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Generate Support, Drive Implementation

Organized by: Global Financing Facility, International Planned Parenthood Federation, NORAD Without investment in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality will not be achieved, and the human rights of girls and women will continue…

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Esperanza Delgado Charity Rutendo Giyava Kannikar Kijtiwatchakul Helga Fogstad
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Social Accountability: Upending or Reinforcing Power Dynamics?

Organized by: Equal Measures 2030, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), White Ribbon Alliance Is social accountability, also known as empowering citizens and making governments more accountable, truly inclusive? What risks are…

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Matilda Timpiyian Fabiola Ortiz Ana Lorena Ruano Dr. Aparajita Gogoi Hon. Robert Kuganab Lem
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

In the Wake of #MeToo, What Does the Workplace Look Like Now?

Organized by: Catalyst.org, Mercer, P&G In the era of #MeToo, sexual harassment is being taken more seriously and more companies are finally addressing toxic workplace culture and the power dynamics that enable it. The landscape of work is changing dramatically.…

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Madeleine Winslow Tanya van Biesen Lauren Leader Wade Davis Kalliopi Mingeirou
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

All in a Day’s Work: Gender Equality in the Health System

Organized by: Amref Health Africa, Population Action International, PHCPI, World Bank, World Health Organization For the women who make up 70% of the health and social workforce, gender bias, inequity, negative power dynamics, and discrimination is all…

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Margaret Kilonzo Sheila Tlou Michelle McIsaac Agnès Soucat Paisly Symenuk Dr. Roopa Dhatt
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Education in Emergencies: Towards a Coordinated Global Response for Girls

Organized by: PLAN International, Malala Fund, UNGEI, UNESCO In emergencies, girls are more likely than boys to be kept out of school. This session will bring together diverse voices working towards a future where all girls can learn, no matter their…

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Fatu Diya Nijhowne Hiba Hamzi Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen Lucia Fry
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

A Key to Combating Climate Change: Empowering Girls and Women

Organized by: BSR, UNFCCC, Women’s Environment and Development Organization Women bear the brunt of climate change, yet they are the world’s best bet in the fight for a clean, healthy, and sustainable planet. This session will look at three key spaces…

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Angie Rozas Samantha Harris Leakhena Saroeurn Christina Kwauk Poonam Muttreja
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

To Transform the Lives of Millions of Girls: End Child Marriage

Organized by: Girls Not Brides, Tostan, UNFPA, UNICEF Did you know 12 million girls a year are married before the age of 18? This session will highlight evidence-based, girl-centered systems and policy approaches that are tackling harmful norms and gender…

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Mabel van Oranje Chiamaka Uzomba Maksuma Akter Afisah Zakariah
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Healthy Mom, Better World: Fighting HIV, TB and Malaria to Improve Maternal Health

Organized by: Maternal Childhood Survival Program with UNICEF, World Health Organization Are we doing enough to protect pregnant women from HIV, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases? In this session, learn how partners are joining together to fight…

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Amita Gupta Violet Adeke Oramisi Brenda Onguti Koki Agarwal Dr. Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela Chibugo Okoli
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Building the Pleasure Movement: Because She Decides to Seek Pleasure

Organized by: Pleasure Project, She Decides The pursuit of pleasure remains the primary motivator for people to have sex. But too often sexual pleasure is sidelined. Despite a wave of sex-positive feminism, the discourse around sexual and reproductive…

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Lori A. Brotto Arushi Singh Anne Philpott Georgia Arnold Floortje van der Plas Vuyiseka Dubula
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

My Body, My Rights

Organized by: CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, UNFPA, We Are Purposeful Young people make up more than half of the world’s population, but they still face tremendous challenges when they want to access contraception, love the people they want to love,…

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Anneka Knutsson Carlos Cuinica Bitania Lulu Berhanu Janece Daniel Fatuma Kinsi Abass Nathalie Metheuver
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

De-criminalization and De-stigmatization: Ending Barriers to Abortion

Organized by: Center for Reproductive Rights, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas Abortion stigma and criminalization prevent women from getting the healthcare they need and having power over their own bodies. Advocates around the world…

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Nadia Piedrahita Kinga Jelinska Inna Hudaya Maria Camila Zapata Cardozo John Nyamu
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Social Entrepreneurship: Meet the Disrupters

Organized by: Echoing Green, We Connect When it comes to innovation, social entrepreneurs are at the forefront. Come listen to entrepreneurs share their business models and the lessons they learned when implementing new innovations, and get inspired…

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Janna Oberdorf Matt Dickson Rebecca Hui Ruramiso Mashumba
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Ending Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination

Organized by: HelpAge International, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, NCD Alliance Mental health has finally been recognized as a global health, development and societal issue. The numbers and impact are increasing, but so too are…

Speakers
Aisuluu Kamchybekova Élysse Marcellin Katie Dain Dr. Anne Kihara Helen Seibel Nancy Smyth
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Feminism and Sport: What’s Play Got to Do With It?

Organized by: Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sports, EIR Soccer, Women Win Well-designed sport and play programs provide safe spaces for girls and women to explore and enrich their bodies, build their assets, access agency, and challenge…

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Shelley Zalis Nil Delahaye Nadine Lachapelle Sarah Murray Tara Griffith
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Financial Inclusion for Women in the Global South

Organized by: International Development Research Centre, Pro Mujer Women meet both challenges and opportunities when it comes to financial inclusion. This session will explore finance as a tool for closing the gender gap for women entrepreneurs, and…

Speakers
Maria Cavalcanti Kathryn Kaufman Andrée Simon Aileen Aguero Rachel Robboy Judith Mariscal
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Stepping Up the Fight with Women and Girls to End AIDS

Organized by: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria This interactive lunchtime session aims to shine a light on the importance of investing in the health of adolescent girls and young women, and showcase the work of the Global Fund…

Speakers
Peter Sands Loyce Maturu Sibulele Sibaca Hon. Diane Gashumba Amy Baker Dr. Angeli Achrekar Angie Rozas
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

State of the World’s Fathers 2019: Accelerating Global Progress on Men’s Caregiving

Organized by: Unilever Join the launch of State of the World’s Fathers, a globally recognized, biennial report and advocacy platform produced by Promundo on behalf of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign. The report aims to change power structures,…

Speakers
Gary Barker Brian Heilman Alan Jope Wessel Van den Berg Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Lauren Rumble Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen +2
Category
Concurrent

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