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

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

The Power of Stories: Making sexual and reproductive health and rights come to life

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is about a woman’s opportunity to decide if, when, and how many children to have, and about being able to live her full potential in a world without fear, stigma, or discrimination. The Power of Stories…

Speakers
Kate Gilmore Dr. Roopa Dhatt Jona Claire Turalde Kobe Smith Karl Hofmann Nelly Munyasia Heather Jarvis +1
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Plenary
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

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

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…

Speakers
Doreen Kessy Heather Beem Samantha Williams Brittany Boettcher
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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…

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

WORKSHOP: Log On, Rise Up. The Power of Digital Campaigning and Networking in Your Hands

Organized by: World Pulse In this interactive workshop where both seasoned and emerging women's rights leaders alike will learn new digital strategies and platforms to speak for yourself and build a global online network of support to mobilize around…

Speakers
Jensine Larsen Chi Yvonne Leina
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Workshop
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Devex at WD2019

The future of safe abortion. How has the expanded global gag rule affected development programs — and the people they are meant to serve? Devex Associate Editor Kelli Rogers will host a conversation about the systems, policies, and structures needed…

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1:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Power Talks: Activism

Moderated by: Katherine Holland, Chief Operating Officer, Women Deliver 1:35 | Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen > Under Jacqueline Novogratz’s leadership, Acumen invests in companies and leaders creating new solutions to the problems of…

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Power Stage
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Access to Healthcare

Cause and Effect (0:30) > Head Gear Animation teamed up with Cossette Toronto to create this beautiful stop-motion spot for Seva Canada. Director(s): Steve Angel for Seva Canada Anjana (4:48) > Anjana showcases the journey of a young family living in…

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Film
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

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…

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

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

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

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…

Speakers
Kaila Mullady Yafreici Lisa	Russell Ali Rizvi
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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
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST

On The Ground

Hear directly from delegates at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Girls' Empowerment

Statues (0:45) > For too long, girls have been left out of the conversations that will shape their futures. They’ve been denied equality and silenced where it matters most. But girls belong in boardrooms, decision-making roles and positions of power.…

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Film

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