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

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Measuring the Impact of Gender Equality on Investments, Workplaces, and Value Chains

Organized by: Abt Associates, Acumen, Unilever Gender equality is smart economics, but not all organizations understand or value a distinct gender perspective in their operations. In this interactive session, participants will discuss the barriers organizations…

Speakers
Yasmina Zaidman Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan Yen Do Robert Webster Katja Freiwald
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women Through WASH and Faith

Organized by: Episcopal Relief, Global One, Interfaith WASH Alliance, UNFPA, World Vision Water and Sanitation for Health (WASH) interventions are effective in addressing a multitude of issues facing girls and women, including school dropout, gender-based…

Speakers
Husna Ahmad Jayshree Balachander Kristie Urich Catriona Addleton
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

#FundHer: Is There Life Beyond Development Assistance? Financing Strategies for Women’s Rights Organizations

Organized by: African Women’s Development Fund, Equality Fund incubated by The MATCH International Women's Fund, Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Rights, Prospera Women’s rights organizations and feminist movements are consistently under-funded,…

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Laura Garcia Maame Akua Kyerewaa-Marfo Kinga Wisniewska Jess Tomlin
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Advocacy Through Performance

Advocacy can take many forms – and some advocates are breaking the mold. This session will feature young people from across the globe who use performance to advocate for gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

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Youth Zone
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Rapid Response: Reaching Girls and Women in Pandemics

Organized by: Amref Health Africa, Population Action International, PHCPI, World Bank, World Health Organization Recent pandemics such as Avian flu, Ebola and Zika have exposed the fragility of health systems and highlighted that girls and women are…

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Diana Mukami Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao Dayna Kerecman Myers Durga Sapkota Dr. Sameera Al Tuwaijri
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Why Land? Strengthening Women’s Land Rights to Move the Needle on Sustainable Development

Organized by: Landesa, Rights and Resources Women have played a central role in rural land management throughout history, and are major contributors to agriculture and rural economies. Despite their significant contributions, most rural women don’t…

Speakers
Monica Magoke-Mhoja Soledad Tlehuactle González Kalpana Giri Silene Ramirez
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Partners in Gender Equality: Getting Formal Partnerships Right

Organized by: Advocacy Accelerator, Change.org, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Partnerships naturally bring both benefits and hard work, related to consensus-building, responsibility sharing, funding streams, and more. This…

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Memory Zonde-Kachambwa Shruti Arora Fionna Smyth Mbathio Diaw Marisa Viana
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Supporting Women Who Breastfeed: Paid Leave and Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

Organized by: Maternal Childhood Survival Program with UNICEF, World Health Organization The evidence is stronger than ever: breastfeeding is critically important for women and children no matter where you live. Women who breastfeed should have the right…

Speakers
Mogesi Betty Samburu Muhammad Zahidullah Bianca Stumbitz Alison Stuebe
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Gender-Based Violence

You're So Beautiful (6:00) > D’Kia Anderson (girlfriend) and Borge Etienne (boyfriend) develop a new and exciting relationship. They fall in love. Unfortunately, with this love also come moments where anger turns into physical abuse. The progression…

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Film
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Women Workers of the World: Organize for Your Rights!

Organized by: Education International , International Trade Union Confederation The majority of the 1.3 billion women employed in the global economy today earn very low wages, work in unsafe and unhealthy conditions, and have little or no job security…

Speakers
Sussanne Skidmore Rita Aciro Lakor Krishanti Dharmaraj Bilan Arte Haldis Holst
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

A Global Health Tsunami: Non-Communicable Diseases

Organized by: HelpAge International, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, NCD Alliance This session will explore the different aspects of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and chronic diseases such as cervical cancer, diabetes in pregnancy,…

Speakers
HRH Princess Dina Mired Miga Chultem Amy Little Dr. Veronica Magar Dr. Hema Divakar Bruno Carrattini Karen Walker
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

24 Years Later, Are Women’s Rights Still Human Rights?

Organized by: Community Centre for Integrated Development (CCID), International Center for Research on Women As we look forward to the 25th anniversary of Beijing (the historic Fourth World Conference on Women) next year, or toward efforts to achieve…

Speakers
Michelle Bachelet Brian Heilman Mabel Bianco Jama Jack Lyric Thompson Lopa Banerjee
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Designing Emergency Response With the Adolescent Girl in Mind

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 During natural and man-made humanitarian emergencies, young people, especially adolescent…

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Aklima Jesmin Amani Kanjo Ibrahim Balami Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli Julianne Deitch Khadijah Moore Zeinab Cherri +2
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: A Powerful Tool for Improving Girls’ Health, Education, and Gender Equality

Organized by: Global Partnership for Education, NORAD, PLAN International, UNESCO When young people have access to good quality comprehensive sexuality education, and have family and community support to manage their sexual and reproductive health, they…

Speakers
Aisha Ijaz Aminata Wurie Anna-Kay Magnus Watson Monica Geingos Joanna Herat
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Women, Conflict, and the Future of Economic Empowerment

Organized by: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Women for Women International In conflict-affected situations, where markets have limited function and government support is weak, many women face extreme social and economic…

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Laurie Adams Lisa Williams Sarah Hendriks Lina Abirafeh, PhD
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

WORKSHOP: In the Driver’s Seat: Advocacy to Power Gender Data; Gender Data to Power Advocacy

Organized by: Data2X and Equal Measures 2030 Advocating for data, but not sure what to call for? Using data for advocacy, but not sure where to find it? This interactive workshop will address effective advocacy for gender data and using gender data for…

Speakers
Albert Motivans Anne Connell Stephanie Oula Nina Rabinovitch Blecker Anne Connell
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Workshop
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

News Watch

Breaking news and announcements on Equal Measures 2030 SDG Gender Index Host: Jensine Larsen, Founder, World Pulse - Alison Holder, Director, EM2030

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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Racial Justice

Racism and Patriarchy: The Battle for Women's Rights in Brazil (16:32) > In Brazil, abortion is illegal, sexual and reproductive health and rights are limited, and there is deep racial discrimination against Black Brazilians. Lucia and Daniele are part…

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Film
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Face to Face

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Giving Birth

Before Dawn (7:56) > The short documentary presents the perceptions and thoughts of 3 women who attempted a natural birth labor, without epidural. Self-confidence, empowerment, support and acceptation of the pain are at the center of their experience.…

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Film

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