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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Keeping Girls in School and Learning... Longer

Organized by: Global Partnership for Education, NORAD, PLAN International, UNESCO Many girls drop out after primary school or do not attend school at all for many reasons: poverty, conflict, social norms, child marriage, teenage pregnancy, gender-based…

Speakers
Hon Julia Gillard Fatu Mabel van Oranje Fatu Hannah Vaughan Jones Jayathma Wickramanayake
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Energy and Water: Essential Ingredients for Women's Equality and Achieving the SDGs

Organized by: WaterAid, Sustainable Energy for All Energy and water are essential to lives and livelihoods. From the negative health impacts of cooking over traditional fuels to valuable time spent collecting water, lack of access to clean energy and…

Speakers
Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed Rebecca Fries Leakhena Saroeurn Sheila Oparaocha Gabrielle Fitzgerald
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Listen to Women: Thriving Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Organized by: Jhpiego, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, White Ribbon Alliance, World Health Organization Listening to women about how they experience pregnancy and childbirth shows that “good maternal health” does not mean simply…

Speakers
Affette McCaw-Binns Dr. Ian Askew Marleen Temmerman Angelina Spicer Emily Chartrand-Hudson
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Harnessing the Creative Community to Change Gender Norms

Organized by: Global Press Institute, Lisa Russell Films/Create 2030, RNW Media "Artivists" are artists and activists representing the creative community who leverage their role as guardians of culture to affect social change. Artivists challenge gender…

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Kaila Mullady Yafreici Lisa	Russell Ali Rizvi
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Good Nutrition: Whose Business is it Anyway?

Organized by: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Scaling Up Nutrition, Nutrition International Are schools the right place to establish new norms around healthy diets? Can social media really help change attitudes about the desirability of nutritious…

Speakers
Gerda Verburg Bärbel Weiligmann Katja Freiwald Joel Spicer Lawrence Haddad Monami Mehnaz Katja Freiwald
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

In With the New: Diversifying the STEM Pipeline

Organized by: Grand Challenges, MIT Solve, Skoll Foundation From AI to big data, the trends of tomorrow are being shaped by those in STEM careers today. Yet women and other underrepresented groups are often excluded due to structural barriers and unconscious…

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Doreen Kessy Heather Beem Samantha Williams Brittany Boettcher
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Concurrent
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Women, Aging, and Sex

Organized by: The Africa Population Health Research Center, University of Sheffield, UK, World Health Organization Let’s talk about sex and aging. Ageism, age-based inequities among women, and stigmatizing taboos frequently hinder older women’s sexual…

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Dr. Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela Sheila Tlou Dr. Sharron Hinchliff Dr. Sameera Al Tuwaijri Muluba Habanyama
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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

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…

Speakers
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

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 - 4:30 pm PST

Indigenous Women: Peace, Security, and Inclusion

Organized by: Inuit Circumpolar Council, Native Women's Association of Canada, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Ending violence against Indigenous women and girls requires awareness, education, policy change and reconciliation. Globally, Indigenous…

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Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine Marion Buller Jane Meriwas Lynne Groulx
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Self-Care: The Next Frontier in Women’s Health

Organized By: FHI 360, Path, Philips, PSI Women have long managed their own health and the health of their families – including menstruation, contraception, and pregnancy – through self-care. And despite the gender bias in most health research, research…

Speakers
Jemie Shrestha Martha Brady Chiwawa Nkhoma Manjulaa Narasimhan Miles Kemplay
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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…

Speakers
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

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

Decriminalization and Bodily Autonomy

Organized by: CREA, International Women’s Health Coalition, Outright Action International Laws that criminalize an individual’s outward appearance and behaviors infringe upon the full range of human rights. This session will examine the criminalizing…

Speakers
Shamilah Batte Shena Cavallo Natalia Moreno Rodriguez Luisa Cabal Ishani Ida Cordeiro Michele Goodwin
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Let’s Talk About Power: Structural Gender Inequalities and Gender-Based Violence

Organized by: Men Engage, UNFPA, Spotlight Initiative, Together for Girls Gender-based violence (GBV) emerges from unequal power relations and is normalized under a patriarchal system of oppression in which girls and women are treated as having lower…

Speakers
Preston Mitchum Ambassador Deborah Birx Patrick Mwesigye Rasha Jarhum Erin Kenny Geetanjali Misra
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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

#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,…

Speakers
Laura Garcia Maame Akua Kyerewaa-Marfo Kinga Wisniewska Jess Tomlin
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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

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…

Speakers
Laurie Adams Lisa Williams Sarah Hendriks Lina Abirafeh, PhD
Category
Concurrent

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