Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Tuesday 4 June

10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Who Holds the Power in Pregnancy? Overcoming Stigma 

Organized by: Jhpiego, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, White Ribbon Alliance, World Health Organization This session combines performance art, science, debate, and audience participation to shine a light on issues surrounding the power…

Speakers
Lily Kak Winnie Mwebesa Malika Ndlovu Sandra Oyarzo Torres Joy E. Lawn
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Beyond the Hashtag: Power and Women’s Movements in the Era of #MeToo

Organized by: Men Engage, UNFPA, Spotlight Initiative, Together for Girls Will the #MeToo movement create lasting change and an end to violence against girls and women? Thinking beyond the hashtag, this session will explore the role of INGOs, donors,…

Speakers
Jean Kemitare Humberto Carlo Sophia Wanjiku Ramatu Bangura Moufeeda Haidar
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 11:00 am PST

Face to Face

The global state of gender equality Host: Shahira Amin, Independent Journalist

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Break Bread Together: Nutrition Stories from Around the World

Organized by: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Scaling Up Nutrition, Nutrition International Good nutrition is a matter of life and death, and the difference between surviving and thriving. However, good nutrition is only achieved when women are…

Speakers
Gerda Verburg Gladys Mugambi Vivian Onano Irshad Danish Joel Spicer
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

The Power of Data and Accountability: Girls and women count, must be counted, and counted in

Reliable, timely, and gender disaggregated data collection and management are critical tools to help citizens and advocates hold governments accountable. Achieving progress for girls and women – and thereby all – is dependent upon accurate, gender…

Speakers
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary Julie Gichuru Alison Holder Hon Julia Gillard Dr. Ephraim Kisangala Gabriela Ramos Jayathma Wickramanayake +4
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Plenary
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Indigenous Women and Children: Safeguarding Our Health Cultural Integrity

Organized by: Inuit Circumpolar Council, Native Women's Association of Canada, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples The dignity of Indigenous women and girls and their important roles in the community are often overlooked. Yet, Indigenous women and…

Speakers
President Tarja Halonen Ndinini Kimesera Sikar Pratima Gurung Conrad Prince Ruth Kaviok Elizabeth Amondi Okumu
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Religion and Development: Building Bridges for Gender Justice

Organized by: Episcopal Relief, Global One, Interfaith WASH Alliance, UNFPA, World Vision International 80% of the world’s people profess to a faith tradition. Religion can be a critical part of the way we think, believe, and behave, and can be a source…

Speakers
Chiseche Salome Mibenge Reverend Josephine Ogola Reyhana Patel Maihan Wali Mouhammed Cherif Diop Dan Irvine
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Out of the Shadows: Addressing and Treating Maternal Mental Health

Organized by: Maternal Childhood Survival Program with UNICEF, World Health Organization Although there is increased awareness and treatments for post-natal depression, too many cases of maternal mental health issues still go undiagnosed and untreated.…

Speakers
Dr. Manasi Kumar Simone Honikman Brenda Onguti Angelina Spicer
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Not Optional! Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Essential to Humanitarian Action

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 What exactly are the minimum standards for sexual and reproductive health during an emergency?…

Speakers
Ugwu Nkechi Uzoamaka Kate Gilmore Sathya Doraiswamy Grace Kodindo Debora Diniz Martin Gutierrez
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Women’s Rights and LGBTIQ+ Rights: Stronger Together

Organized by: CREA, International Women’s Health Coalition, Outright Action International LGBTIQ+ and women’s rights advocates are more powerful together. Sometimes, these movements are pitted against one another. This session will tackle patterns…

Speakers
Shannon Kowalski Lopa Banerjee Jessica Stern Stephanie Lum Kamanda Bosco
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Break the Barriers that Block Girls’ and Women’s Right to Reproductive Health

Organized by: Family Planning 2020, FHI 360, UNFPA How can women without power and reproductive autonomy access the health information and services they need, now? In this session, hear women across sectors and continents share powerful actions we can…

Speakers
Joannie Bewa Leticia Pfeffer Kechi Ogbuagu Bitania Lulu Berhanu
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 6:00 pm PST

360° Films: Virtual Reality

This year, we are excited to introduce a new immersive component of the Film Festival – 360° films with the use of Virtual Reality headsets! Put yourself in the shoes of girls and women around the world. Featuring: The Vidya Vox Story - The Female…

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Film
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Everybody’s Business: Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa

Organized by: Amref Health Africa, Population Action International, PHCPI, World Bank, World Health Organization Join a panel discussion around accelerators for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The session will start off with a…

Speakers
Meggie Mwoka Dr. Veronica Magar Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Dr. Belinda Afriyie Nimako (MD, MPH) Dr. Githinji Gitahi Raj Kumar Dr. Taiwo Oyelade +2
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 11:00 am PST

Film Screenings: Period Shaming

Our Blood Our Body (22:55) > A documentary that exalts the attitude of women who have no problems in talking about menstruation. An x-ray of this new generation of girls (generation Z) who seek a purpose in life and do not bother to follow patterns of…

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Film
10:30 am - 5:30 pm PST

Solutions Gallery

Visit the Solutions Gallery! With an environmentally-friendly digital poster format, you can browse posters by topic or author. Explore hundreds of solutions on diverse topics related to gender equality, with a special focus on advocacy.

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Feminists Organize! Busting Myths About Fundraising for Movements

Organized by: African Women’s Development Fund, Equality Fund incubated by The MATCH International Women's Fund, Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Rights, Prospera What really prevents feminist organizations from raising funds? It’s time to bust some…

Speakers
Anisha Chugh Somer Nowak Oriana López Uribe Eva Johansson Miren Bengoa Erin Hohlfelder
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Sharing is Caring, but is it Enough? Shifting the Unequal Care Burden

Organized by: Oxfam Canada, Promundo Women in every country carry disproportionate responsibility for domestic work and caregiving, spending 1-3 hours more a day on housework than men and 2-10 times more providing care. Entrenched gender norms and unequal…

Speakers
Gary Barker Katja Freiwald Thalia Kidder Florence Mutesi
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Solutions Workshop

In this session, Youth Zone visitors are invited to problem-solve alongside leading young entrepreneurs in their journey to promote gender equality worldwide. Lend your experience on an interdisciplinary team of fellow Conference attendees to tackle…

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

Advancing Rights of Adolescent Girls and Young Women to be Decision-makers 

Organized by: Advocates for Youth, AfriYan, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality Adolescent girls and young women are leading and advocating today! This session will present effective leadership and advocacy strategies from the perspective of young leaders…

Speakers
Renata Tallarico Myriam Narcisse Natalia Lozano Khadija Khan Ana Mosiashvili Tikondwe Kaphangawani Chimkowola
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Concurrent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Digital Posters Meet & Greet

Come meet the digital poster presenters face-to-face and learn about their innovative research and programs! Hear about a diversity of issues relating to gender equality, with a special focus on advocacy initiatives and ask any burning question you may…

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Special Event

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