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

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

From the Playing Field to the Board Room

Organized by: Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sports, EIR Soccer, Women Win Sport is as an accelerator to leadership development and economic empowerment, and research shows that women are more likely to land in C-suite positions if…

Speakers
Thaís Olivetti Renuka Rathore Stephanie Talsma Jennifer Heil Waneek Horn-Miller
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Change Social Norms: Abandon Female Genital Mutilation

Organized by: Tostan, UNFPA, UNICEF Female Genital Mutilation, also called female genital cutting, is a reproductive health and human rights concern, with devastating impact on the lives of girls and women. Legal and policy reforms, national efforts…

Speakers
Naima Dido Mouhammed Cherif Diop Jacinta Muteshi  Aya Chebbi
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

When Yes Means Yes: Protecting the Right to Bodily Autonomy

Organized by: International Planned Parenthood Federation, Sonke Gender Justice, Women Enabled International Informed consent is denied in the form of sexual assault and harassment, forced sterilizations, forced marriages, forced abortions, forced contraception,…

Speakers
Kristina Lod Castell Stephanie Lum Lizzie Kiama Barb Goode Anastasia Holoboff
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Creating Better Conditions for Women to Succeed in the Workplace

Organized by: Catalyst.org, Mercer, P&G Did you know that female labor force participation increases by 0.6% for every additional week of paid maternity leave; or that every additional month a father stays on leave, a mother’s salary increases by 6.7%?…

Speakers
Namita Gupta Claire Humphreys Caroline Codsi Deanna Bass
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Concurrent
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Meditation & Self-Care

Recharge, regroup and reflect on the importance of self-care for young advocates and changemakers in this interactive meditation session. Emerge from the Youth Zone more grounded and ready to take on gender inequality with fresh new energy.

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Youth Zone
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Ensuring Quality of Care Throughout the Life Course for Girls and Women

Organized by: HelpAge International, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, NCD Alliance The quality of care a person receives throughout their life—from infancy and childhood, through to adolescence, adulthood, and older age—has…

Speakers
Dr. Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela Dr. Faysal El Kak Felix Richard Manyogote Margaret Kabango Susan Brown Jenna Breuer
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Concurrent
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Sex Trafficking

Saving Zoe (14:00) > Echo and Zoë are sisters who couldn't be more different. One year after Zoë's murder, Echo unexpectedly discovers Zoë's diary and Echo begins a quest for the truth. Echo finds herself sucked into the surprising darkness of her…

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Film
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

News Watch

Breaking news and announcements Host: Shahira Amin, Independent Journalist - Carolyn Tastad, Group President - North America and Executive Sponsor - Gender Equality at Procter & Gamble - Anna Van Acker, President and Managing Director of Merck Canada…

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Face to Face with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Host: Linda Givetash, Journalist

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Beyond Compliance: Private Sector Action for Women's Health and Empowerment

Hosted by: United Nations Foundation The United Nations Foundation, together with partners, is hosting a private working meeting followed by a high-level dinner, bringing together companies, governments, multilaterals, and NGOs to discuss how corporations…

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Side Event
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Women and AIDS

HIV Disclosure (2:31) > This educational, animated video, developed by sexual health experts, focuses on disclosure as it relates to HIV status among very young adolescents. The video is targeted towards 10-14 year olds living in East and Southern Africa…

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Film
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST

EdTech Talk: The Future of Health Worker Training

Hosted by: International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Laerdal Global Health & Maternity Foundation Can technology help midwives save mothers and newborns in childbirth? Digital tools and innovations are rapidly changing the landscape of health worker…

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Side Event
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Female Health Workers

Our World United to End Polio: Beyond the End of the Road (2:40) > Many thought polio could never be ended in India - a country where almost 70,000 children are born in a single day, each one having to be vaccinated against polio and other diseases.…

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Film
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

The Power of Tech: How do we best harness technology for gender equality?

A growing body of evidence shows that technology has the potential to help close the global gender gap faster – but only if it is designed by and for women, and gets in the hands of women. Whether or not tech lives up to its promise to be a driver…

Speakers
Nick Oketch Melinda Gates Shivani Siroya Judith Spitz, Ph.D. Roya Mahboob
Category
Plenary
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Power Talks: Progress

Moderated by: Alana Glass, Attorney and Sports Entrepreneur 4:35 | Deborah Birx, MD, Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator > Adolescent girls and young women in Eastern and Southern Africa are up to 14 times more likely to be…

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Power Stage
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Committing to the F Word: Implementing Feminist Programs Across the Development Agenda

Hosted by: The Stop TB Partnership Join us to discuss over drinks and food: Is a feminist agenda too difficult to implement across ALL development programs? Stop TB Partnership challenges a diverse group of inspiring leaders to talk about how Tuberculosis…

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Side Event
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Survive and Thrive: Transforming Care for Every Small and Sick Newborn

Hosted by: Every Preemie—SCALE, WHO In recognition of the launch of the global document, Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn, an expert panel will present current data and highlights of the framework for inpatient…

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Side Event
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Girl Talk: Ending Child Marriage with the Power to Hold Power to Account

Hosted by: Save the Children Join an all-girl panel from the Sahel, Nepal and Nigeria as they discuss their work to hold power to account, to end child marriage and realize the rights of all girls. This session explores the many ways in which governments…

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Side Event
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Candid Conversations

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Feminist Frontline: Strategies for Resistance and Change

Hosted by: The MATCH International Women's Fund, Oak Foundation and Prospera Our dynamic activist speakers discuss how they are disrupting and dismantling the patriarchy through innovative strategies. They will reflect on the role of feminist philanthropy…

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Side Event

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