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

10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Financial Inclusion for Women in the Global South

Organized by: International Development Research Centre, Pro Mujer Women meet both challenges and opportunities when it comes to financial inclusion. This session will explore finance as a tool for closing the gender gap for women entrepreneurs, and…

Speakers
Maria Cavalcanti Kathryn Kaufman Andrée Simon Aileen Aguero Rachel Robboy Judith Mariscal
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 11:00 am PST

Film Screenings: Women and Bikes

Afghan Cycles (25:00) > Afghan Cycles follows members of the National Cycling Team in Kabul, and young riders in the Bamiyan region who are mountain bikes to commute to school and run errands. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom. But…

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Film
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Feminism and Sport: What’s Play Got to Do With It?

Organized by: Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sports, EIR Soccer, Women Win Well-designed sport and play programs provide safe spaces for girls and women to explore and enrich their bodies, build their assets, access agency, and challenge…

Speakers
Shelley Zalis Nil Delahaye Nadine Lachapelle Sarah Murray Tara Griffith
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Ending Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination

Organized by: HelpAge International, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, NCD Alliance Mental health has finally been recognized as a global health, development and societal issue. The numbers and impact are increasing, but so too are…

Speakers
Aisuluu Kamchybekova Élysse Marcellin Katie Dain Dr. Anne Kihara Helen Seibel Nancy Smyth
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Social Entrepreneurship: Meet the Disrupters

Organized by: Echoing Green, We Connect When it comes to innovation, social entrepreneurs are at the forefront. Come listen to entrepreneurs share their business models and the lessons they learned when implementing new innovations, and get inspired…

Speakers
Janna Oberdorf Matt Dickson Rebecca Hui Ruramiso Mashumba
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Creative Tensions on Health and Rights of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Join the conversation about advancing the conversation about health and rights for LGBTQIA+ youth in one of Women Deliver's most unique sessions - Creative Tensions. Hosted by world design leader, IDEO.org, and the Global Fund for Women, you will literally…

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Youth Zone
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

My Body, My Rights

Organized by: CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, UNFPA, We Are Purposeful Young people make up more than half of the world’s population, but they still face tremendous challenges when they want to access contraception, love the people they want to love,…

Speakers
Anneka Knutsson Carlos Cuinica Bitania Lulu Berhanu Janece Daniel Fatuma Kinsi Abass Nathalie Metheuver
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

To Transform the Lives of Millions of Girls: End Child Marriage

Organized by: Girls Not Brides, Tostan, UNFPA, UNICEF Did you know 12 million girls a year are married before the age of 18? This session will highlight evidence-based, girl-centered systems and policy approaches that are tackling harmful norms and gender…

Speakers
Mabel van Oranje Chiamaka Uzomba Maksuma Akter Afisah Zakariah
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Education in Emergencies: Towards a Coordinated Global Response for Girls

Organized by: PLAN International, Malala Fund, UNGEI, UNESCO In emergencies, girls are more likely than boys to be kept out of school. This session will bring together diverse voices working towards a future where all girls can learn, no matter their…

Speakers
Fatu Diya Nijhowne Hiba Hamzi Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen Lucia Fry
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Concurrent
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Saving Lives: Amplifying the Safe Abortion Agenda for Adolescent Girls & Young Women

Hosted by: SAfAIDS Are you passionate about shifting the narrative on adversities faced by adolescent girls and young women in attaining their Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, specifically Access to Safe Abortion? Join us to dialogue on integrated…

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Side Event
11:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Film Screenings: Sexual Identity

The Whole School Approach (1:59) > This animation is about the Whole School Approach, an successful strategy to implement sexuality education. Veronica Trailer (0:57) > Veronica decides to become her most authentic self by becoming someone else. Literally.…

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Film
11:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Live from the Youth Zone

Checking in on the youth-driven commitments Host: Mariama Kabia, Senior Associate, Youth Engagement, Women Deliver

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Edutainment

Yegna - The Sound of Change in Ethiopia (9:29) > Meet Alemtsehay and Medeset, two incredible Ethiopian girls whose lives have been changed by Girl Effect’s youth brand Yegna. But while these girls are extraordinary, their stories are typical of the…

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Film
11:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

News Watch

Breaking news and announcements Host: Hannah Vaughan Jones, Journalist, CNN International Guests: - Suzanne Biegel, Founder, Catalyst at Large - Joy Anderson, President and Founder, Criterion Institute - Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead and Executive Director,…

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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…

Speakers
Hina Jilani Gwen K. Young Nahla Valji Raquel Lagunas Elina Kalkku
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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…

Speakers
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.…

Speakers
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

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

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