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

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
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Capacity Building and Market-Driven Skills for Power and Progress in Crisis Settings

Organized by: International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, World Food Programme Women are economic actors who build households and contribute to community resilience- including in humanitarian and conflict settings. This session will explore successful…

Speakers
Alexandra Garcia Isatou Joof Wafa Ulliyan Angie Rozas Karen Scriven
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Change Begins at Home: Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Organized by: Data 2x, International Labour Organization, Oxfam Canada, International Development Research Centre Globally, 70 million domestic workers, mostly women, are busy at work inside the household, powering our homes and economies. They are also…

Speakers
Nazma Yesmin Lisa Moore Bilan Arte Cecen Bagon
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Making Commitments Reality: Rights of Migrant and Refugee Women

Organized by: Save the Children Canada, Women’s Refugee Commission Displacement often compounds existing discrimination against women, such that the risks and hurdles facing girls and women seeking asylum include discriminatory family laws and nationality…

Speakers
Joan Timoney Melanie Gallant Lina Abou-Habib
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Concurrent
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
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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

Creating Better Conditions for Women to Succeed in the Workplace

Organized by: Catalyst.org, Mercer, P&G Did you know that female labor force participation increases by 0.6% for every additional week of paid maternity leave; or that every additional month a father stays on leave, a mother’s salary increases by 6.7%?…

Speakers
Namita Gupta Claire Humphreys Caroline Codsi Deanna Bass
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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
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Working Together to End School Related Gender-Based Violence

Organized by: PLAN International, Malala Fund, UNGEI, UNESCO More than 246 million children around the world are subjected to gender-based violence in or around schools every year. This school related gender-based violence (SRGBV) includes bullying,…

Speakers
Rayne Fisher-Quann Marie Antoinette Corr Joanna Herat Nora Fyles Mohamed Sidibay Angela Benedicto Pamela Okoroigwe
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Concurrent
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
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Let’s Talk About It: Period!

Organized by: CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, UNFPA, We Are Purposeful Menstruating is normal. Period. In this session, an intergenerational panel will discuss how maintaining health during menstruation maintains wellbeing, mobility, and dignity. The…

Speakers
Maria Carmen Punzi Dr. Julitta Onabanjo Dr. Ephraim Kinsangala Yordanos Wolde Grzegorz Żak Fatuma Kinsi Abass
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Youth-Led Activism for Social Change

Organized by: Advocates for Youth, AfriYAN, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts History is full of movements led by young people. From the US Civil Rights movement to the Arab Spring, youth-led activism has a history of pushing social change…

Speakers
Sahana Afreen Kobe Smith Teboho Mohlai Valentine Muhindo Masereka Carlo Angeles
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Concurrent
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Sex Trafficking

Saving Zoe (14:00) > Echo and Zoë are sisters who couldn't be more different. One year after Zoë's murder, Echo unexpectedly discovers Zoë's diary and Echo begins a quest for the truth. Echo finds herself sucked into the surprising darkness of her…

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Film
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

News Watch

Breaking news and announcements Host: Shahira Amin, Independent Journalist - Carolyn Tastad, Group President - North America and Executive Sponsor - Gender Equality at Procter & Gamble - Anna Van Acker, President and Managing Director of Merck Canada…

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Women and AIDS

HIV Disclosure (2:31) > This educational, animated video, developed by sexual health experts, focuses on disclosure as it relates to HIV status among very young adolescents. The video is targeted towards 10-14 year olds living in East and Southern Africa…

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Film
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Face to Face with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Host: Linda Givetash, Journalist

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Beyond Compliance: Private Sector Action for Women's Health and Empowerment

Hosted by: United Nations Foundation The United Nations Foundation, together with partners, is hosting a private working meeting followed by a high-level dinner, bringing together companies, governments, multilaterals, and NGOs to discuss how corporations…

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Side Event
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Power Talks: Progress

Moderated by: Alana Glass, Attorney and Sports Entrepreneur 4:35 | Deborah Birx, MD, Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator > Adolescent girls and young women in Eastern and Southern Africa are up to 14 times more likely to be…

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Power Stage
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

The Power of Tech: How do we best harness technology for gender equality?

A growing body of evidence shows that technology has the potential to help close the global gender gap faster – but only if it is designed by and for women, and gets in the hands of women. Whether or not tech lives up to its promise to be a driver…

Speakers
Nick Oketch Melinda Gates Shivani Siroya Judith Spitz, Ph.D.
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Plenary
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST

EdTech Talk: The Future of Health Worker Training

Hosted by: International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Laerdal Global Health & Maternity Foundation Can technology help midwives save mothers and newborns in childbirth? Digital tools and innovations are rapidly changing the landscape of health worker…

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Side Event

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