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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

The Power of Agency: Changemakers on surviving and preventing gender-based violence

Girls and women are too often portrayed as victims, when they are in fact powerful agents of change. In this session, we will hear from survivors of gender-based violence and advocates working to create change in their communities and around the globe.…

Speakers
Nice Nailantei Leng’ete Redi Tlhabi Hadiqa Bashir Mohamed Sidibay Michael Kaufman Dr. Daniela Ligiero Hauwa
Category
Plenary
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Smart Investment: Using Data to Make the Case and Track Commitments

Organized by: Data2X, Groots, Guttmacher Institute Data and evidence have the power to highlight needed investments, set priorities for limited resources, and hold decision-makers accountable on commitments. This rapid-fire session will present examples…

Speakers
Patrick Segawa Syed Abdul Hamid Lisa Smylie Esther Mwaura-Muiru
Category
Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Devex at WD2019

What's next for the world's children? What's driving the improved standard of living for children and adolescents across the developing — and developed — world? With the recent releases of “The Business of Changing the World” and Save the Children's…

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

How To Build and Sustain a Social Movement

Organized by: Global Fund for Women, International Women’s Health Coalition Movements are powerful drivers of change. When they are organized, coordinated, and strategic, movements can shift public opinion, spur legal and policy reform, and hold decision-makers…

Speakers
Jessie Clyde Kamila Ferenc Leila Hessini Cleopatra Kambugu
Category
Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

How Advertisers and Advocates are Dismantling Gender Stereotypes in Media

Organized by: Global Citizen, Global Press Institute, Lisa Russell Films/Create 2030, RNW Media Marketing and digital media agencies create the thousands of advertisements seen in every country every day — images which influence the way we perceive…

Speakers
Vithika Yadav Léa Clermont-Dion Lopa Banerjee Lesley Slaton Brown Allison Tummon Kamphuis
Category
Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Rural Women: Learning and Leading

Organized by: Landesa, Rights and Resources One of the greatest challenges identified by rural women and their allies is gaining access to information in order to better understand the technical elements of policies. This session showcases how education,…

Speakers
Esther Mwaura-Muiru Madeline Wells Kalpana Giri Karol Boudreaux
Category
Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Financial Education: Building Skills for Economic Empowerment

Organized by: International Development Research Centre, Pro Mujer This session takes a deeper look at the skills gaps related to financial education, as well as entrepreneurial training and workforce development—critical themes for building for economic…

Speakers
Myrtille Danse Elfid Torres Maria Pacheco Diana De Castro Daniela Konietzko Jaclyn Berfond
Category
Concurrent
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: FGM/C

FGM UNCUT (19:45) > For 200 million women in the world, the passage from infancy to adulthood is marked by the blood of female genital mutilation (FGM). According to UNICEF, the victims are concentrated in 30 countries, of which 27 are in Africa. The…

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Film
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Candid Conversation

How can we change the narrative around gender equality? Host: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Deliver for Good Influencer, Women Deliver - Nidhi Dubey, Girl Rising India Country Director - Hellen Malinga Apila, Gender and Sustainability Expert - Elizabeth…

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Women and Politics

Women for Justice - The Power of Solidarity Trailer (2:27) > Forced marriages, domestic violence, over 100000 wives killed by fire in so called "household accidents" every year – in India, violence against women is omnipresent and nearly all women,…

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Film
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Power Talks: Partnership

Moderated by: Daniela Ligiero, CEO & Executive Director, Together for Girls 2:50 | Ambassador Mara Marinaki, EU/EEAS Pr. Advisor on Gender/WPS > The European Union is a leading pioneer worldwide to promote gender equality and women's empowerment through…

Category
Power Stage
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Surviving Day One: Birth in the Humanitarian-Development Nexus

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 Surviving the first day of childbirth (Day One) is a challenge for women and newborns…

Speakers
Sheena Currie, RN, RM, MEd, PGCE Bushra Al-Makaleh Tamanna Yasmin Tanjina Muneera Sha’aban Eva Lathrop
Category
Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

WORKSHOP: Inclusive Advocacy Strategies: How Working in Coalition as our Full Selves Produces Better Outcomes

Organized by: Outright Action International Advocacy is never easy. To be effective, civil society needs a detailed understanding of the problem, evidence to substantiate our concerns, and a targeted solutions-oriented approach to produce change. Most…

Speakers
Jessica Stern Sahar Moazami
Category
Workshop
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Her Story: 6,743 Count My Voice!

Hosted by: Accountability Lab This documentary about the story of a Dalit women ward member in Terai region of Nepal. She was elected as per the constitution of Nepal 2015 that mandates that one of the four ward member elected during the last federal…

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Side Event
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

The Global Gender Digital Health Divide: A Debate

Organized By: FHI 360, Path, Philips, PSI In this session, panelists will debate critical gender issues and solutions in the field of digital health. Debate topics will include: 1) gender and digital health services and application design, 2) opportunities…

Speakers
Rehema Mugeta Rebecca Chiao Kate Plourde Hallie Goertz
Category
Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Gender and Climate Change: Climate Justice Solutions

Organized by: BSR, UNFCCC, Women’s Environment and Development Organization This session explores the linkages between gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change by highlighting the differentiated impacts of climate change, and how they…

Speakers
Hwei Mian Lim Gemma Pryor Mette Schmidt Alan Jarandilla Nuñez Fleur Newman
Category
Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

From the Playing Field to the Board Room

Organized by: Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sports, EIR Soccer, Women Win Sport is as an accelerator to leadership development and economic empowerment, and research shows that women are more likely to land in C-suite positions if…

Speakers
Thaís Olivetti Renuka Rathore Stephanie Talsma Jennifer Heil Waneek Horn-Miller
Category
Concurrent
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Male Allies

Road to Change Trailer (3:05) > Join former monk, Ravinol, as he learns about the challenges girls in India face accessing education today while driving 1800km to revisit the village he lived in 20 years ago. We will meet girls whose lives have already…

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Film
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Change Social Norms: Abandon Female Genital Mutilation

Organized by: Tostan, UNFPA, UNICEF Female Genital Mutilation, also called female genital cutting, is a reproductive health and human rights concern, with devastating impact on the lives of girls and women. Legal and policy reforms, national efforts…

Speakers
Naima Dido Mouhammed Cherif Diop Jacinta Muteshi  Aya Chebbi
Category
Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

When Yes Means Yes: Protecting the Right to Bodily Autonomy

Organized by: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Sonke Gender Justice, Women Enabled International Informed consent is denied in the form of sexual assault and harassment, forced sterilizations, forced marriages, forced abortions, forced contraception,…

Speakers
Kristina Lod Castell Stephanie Lum Lizzie Kiama Barb Goode Anastasia Holoboff
Category
Concurrent

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