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

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Silent Disco

Let’s dance! Youth Zone guests are invited to participate in an immersive dance experience using noise-cancelling headphones. Space is limited while headphone supplies last.

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Youth Zone
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

State of the World’s Fathers 2019: Accelerating Global Progress on Men’s Caregiving

Organized by: Unilever Join the launch of State of the World’s Fathers, a globally recognized, biennial report and advocacy platform produced by Promundo on behalf of MenCare: A Global Fatherhood Campaign. The report aims to change power structures,…

Speakers
Gary Barker Brian Heilman Alan Jope Wessel Van den Berg Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Lauren Rumble Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen +2
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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
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…

Speakers
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 - 1:00 pm PST

PANEL: Female Filmmakers: Above the Line

Although women account for 51% of movie-goers, of the top 100 grossing films of 2018, only 6% had women directors and only 15% had women screenwriters. Hear from female filmmakers who have overcome gender barriers in the film industry and gone on to…

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Film
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

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 - 12:30 pm PST

Face to Face with Kristalina Georgieva

With Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Stepping Up the Fight with Women and Girls to End AIDS

Organized by: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria This interactive lunchtime session aims to shine a light on the importance of investing in the health of adolescent girls and young women, and showcase the work of the Global Fund…

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Peter Sands Loyce Maturu Sibulele Sibaca Hon. Diane Gashumba Amy Baker Dr. Angeli Achrekar Angie Rozas
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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 - 1:30 pm PST

Youth Workshop on AI & Digital Health for Universal Health Coverage

Hosted by: Fondation Botnar, Women Deliver, PMNCH, PATH Fondation Botnar, PATH, Women Deliver and Partnership on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (PMNCH) have formed an initial coalition that seeks to leverage artificial intelligence, digital and…

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Side Event
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 - 1:30 pm PST

Social Enterprise Pitch: Day Two

A live competition featuring outstanding social entrepreneurs, held over the course of two days. Each contestant will have 10 minutes to convince a panel of experts that their product or idea has potential to transform the lives of girls and women. Three…

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Special Event
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…

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

Candid Conversation

Can We Have UHC Without SRHR and a Gender Lens? Host: Winifred Ongom, White Ribbon Alliance Uganda - Eglė Janušonytė, International Federation of Medical Students' Associations - Evalin K. Karijo, Project Director, Y-ACT, Youth in Action, AMREF

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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Humanitarian Crises and Emergencies: New Evidence and First-Hand Accounts from Survivors

Gender-based violence and limited access to essential sexual and reproductive health services remain unacceptable realities during conflicts and disasters. Experts discuss and share new research.

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Young Leaders Speak: Harnessing Creativity to Move the Needle for Girls and Women

Young people are at the forefront of addressing the issues that exist in their communities and countries. Women Deliver Young Leaders will share pivotal moments when they use creativity in their advocacy efforts for the health and rights of girls and…

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Youth Zone
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Consent

Enthusiastic Consent (2:40) > Enthusiastic Consent is a short film that highlights how much better your night can get when your partner expresses that they are down with getting down... even while watching The Crown! In this time of #metoo and #timesup…

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Film
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Face to Face with DJ Switch

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