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

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Advancing Women in the Workplace, Today and in the Future: The Power of Parity

Organized by: McKinsey Global Institute and UN Foundation Five years ago, a McKinsey report found that countries could add $12 trillion to GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality on both social and economic indicators. This significant opportunity…

Speakers
Raj Kumar Kweilin Ellingrud Zulima Espinel Elizabeth Vazquez Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta Carolyn Tastad Sarah Hendriks
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

The Why, How, and What Now of Youth Leadership in SRHR: Findings from the YIELD Project

Organized by: The YIELD Project, guided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Summit Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The global surge in young people’s participation and leadership…

Speakers
Dakshitha Wickremarathne Marissa Billowitz Talimba Chisala Bandawe Gayatri Parameswaran
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Can You Hear Me Now? What Does It Take to Improve the Health of Women and Girls?

Organized by: FHI 360 This event will feature the launch of the new PrEP4Youth videos, featuring actors from MTV Shuga: Down South telling adolescent girls and young women about the power of PrEP as a new HIV prevention option. Panelists will engage…

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Femi Oke Georgia Arnold Tosin Akibu Angélique Kidjo Elmari Briedenhann Ambassador Deborah Birx Aurelia Naa Adjeley Sowah-Mensah
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Re-Thinking Women’s Health: Gender-Based Innovative Science for Integrated Health Systems

Organized by: PRE-EMPT, University of British Columbia Join us to re-appraise the global community’s approach to women’s health through a gendered lens. We will discuss critical women’s health issues, such as cervical cancer, pre-eclampsia, quality…

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Marleen Temmerman Katherine Semrau France Donnay Peter von Dadelszen Myra Betron Gina Ogilvie Nandita Palshetkar
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

ICPD: As Relevant Today as Ever — Join the Movement!

Organized by: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Recognizing that the ICPD would not exist without advocacy from the ground, particularly by women’s groups, this event joins activists of '94…

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Dr. Natalia Kanem OluTimehin Adegbeye Jayathma Wickramanayake Carmen Barroso, PhD Mamello Makhele Lewis Emmerton Kate Gilmore +2
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Family Planning: A Smart Investment for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development

Organized by: Population Foundation of India Family planning is a critical element of reproductive health, economic development and women’s empowerment, it’s the best value for money (Post-2015 Consensus), and a primary driver for achieving SGDs.…

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Poonam Muttreja Vandana Gurnani Professor Rajiv Gowda Lalitha Kumaramangalam Sanjay Kumar Mangal Pandey
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

What Works in Ending Child Marriage? Experiences From the Field and a Call to Action

Organized by: World Vision International and Girls Not Brides Four panelists will speak and answer questions on multi-sectoral approaches to tackling child marriage: two young women from Bangladesh and Mozambique participating in various empowerment…

Speakers
Mabel van Oranje Carmelia Matavel Arpanah Rongong Shakila Zareen
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: Neglected Tropical Diseases, The Missing Thread

Organized by: Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Are you looking for creative ways to increase your reach and deliver more? Let’s face it, money is tough to come by nowadays. When we have limited resources, how do we maximize the…

Speakers
Joannie Bewa Madame Sika Bella Kaboré Dr. Mwele Malacela Sarah Achieng Opendi Natasha Mwansa
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Investing in Girls and Women: How Technology Can Ensure a New Generation of Leaders Be Heard

Organized by: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) Increasing agency and leadership amongst young women starts with listening to them. Amy Haddad, Assistant Secretary & Principal Gender Specialist for the Australian Department of Foreign…

Speakers
Amy Haddad Jess Posner Odede Casey Harden
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Data for Health: Strengthening Systems and Communities

Organized by: Rockefeller Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation will host a panel discussion of community health advocates, global health leaders, and health systems experts to discuss the potential of data science to link communities to primary health…

Speakers
Dr. Naveen Rao Molly Canty Dr. Githinji Gitahi Hon. Ummy Ally Mwalimu Dr. Sema Sgaier
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

How She Leads: Past, Present, and Future

Organized by: Nutrition International Nutrition International will bring together a lifelong activist and upcoming women leaders, to will explore the barriers to change, what it takes to overcome them and how we build on the past to shape the future.…

Speakers
Joel Spicer Vivian Onano Dr. Edna Adan Ismail Jane Napais Lankisa Anayat Sidhu Nabeela Iqbal
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

The Adolescent Girl Journey: Her Body. Her Power.

Organized by: Plan International An interactive session, organized by Plan International along with FrontLine Aids and SheDecides, that will amplify and promote young people’s voices, and share these organizations’ experiences in addressing the barriers…

Speakers
Caroline Riseboro Sonam Yangdem Georgina Gwynneth Wong Amy
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Women Leaders in Power: Rising to 50x50

Organized by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland This expert roundtable seeks to bring together representatives from different countries and international agencies to identify actions and opportunities for cooperation to accelerate female leadership…

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Hina Jilani Gwen K. Young Nahla Valji Raquel Lagunas Elina Kalkku
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Indigenous Midwifery - Decolonizing Health Care in Indigenous Communities and Midwifery Education for Indigenous Midwives

Organized by: Save the Children Canada Indigenous midwives are challenging and decolonizing the health care and education systems to provide culturally-safe health care and education opportunities that promote respect and self-determination. This session…

Speakers
Carol Couchie Claire Dion Fletcher Conrad Prince Nathalie Pambrun
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Humanitarian Settings

Organized by: International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, World Food Programme Initiatives to increase women’s economic empowerment are predominantly designed for stable contexts, and skepticism persists that women’s economic empowerment is either…

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Sarah Gordon-Gibson Jenny Casswell Daphne Jayasinghe Aryan Yaba Eva Oberg
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Designing for a Better World: Can Design Thinking Improve the Lives of Girls and Women?

Organized By: FHI 360, Path, Philips, PSI Too often, development interventions and health systems fail to adequately meet the needs of those they intend to serve. In this session, learn how gender conscious design thinking is improving the lives of girls…

Speakers
Rebecca Calder Rosemary Nazar Tracy Johnson Sean Hughes Sinit Zeru
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Let’s Get What We Want: Contraceptive Innovation, Access, Quality, and Choice

Organized by: Family Planning 2020, FHI 360, UNFPA An estimated 214 million women in developing countries have an unmet need for modern contraception. Women want access, quality, and choice within global family planning programs. In this session, participants…

Speakers
Koki Agarwal Esenam Amuzu Maryjane Lacoste Jennifer Pope Joy Cunningham Dr. Holly Burke
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Warzone Rape: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Organized by: Save the Children Canada, Women’s Refugee Commission Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war worldwide, with life-long impacts on survivors and societies. This session examines promising approaches and partnerships – from local level…

Speakers
Rukmini Callimachi Laurel Baig Dalia Amin Vasfije Krasniqi-Goodman
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Young People, The Leaders of TODAY: Driving Change through Empowerment and Advocacy

Organized by: Advocacy Accelerator, Change.org, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) This dialogue with youth advocates will explore how young people are  advocating for gender equality, and using both traditional and non-traditional…

Speakers
Alusine Bangura Pauline Anyona Zanele Mabaso Preeti Sudan Helga Fogstad
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Measuring What Is Hidden: Amplifying Community Voices and Closing Digital Gender Gaps

Organized by: Data2X, Groots, Guttmacher Institute Innovative data approaches promote inclusion by measuring what is often hidden or by amplifying community voices in ways that are missing from official statistics. This session will showcase three innovative…

Speakers
Taylor Riley Jihad Zahir Claire Sibthorpe Fridah Githuku Emily Courey Pryor
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Concurrent

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