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

11:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Live from the Youth Zone

Highlights from the Youth Zone opening ceremony Host: Mariama Kabia, Senior Associate, Youth Engagement, Women Deliver

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11:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Film Screenings: Body Image

A Perfect 14: A Film About Women Reshaping The World (07:39) > A Perfect 14 explores the world of plus size models fighting to reshape the fashion industry and the beauty standards of society. The film follows the journeys of models Elly Mayday (Canada),…

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Film
11:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

News Watch

New report on the future of women and work Host: Justice Baidoo, Journalist, Joy News - Kweilin Ellingrud, Senior Partner, Minneapolis, McKinsey & Company - Sandrine Devillard, Senior Partner, Montreal, McKinsey & Company

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11:30 am - 12:00 am PST

Film Screenings: Women Behind the Camera

The Sunrise Storyteller Trailer (1:53) > The Sunrise Storyteller follows the hero's journey of teenage filmmaker & social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, as she sets out for six months on her 16th birthday across the world in search of stories…

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Film
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Women Together. Conquer Stigma. Perinatal Substance Use.

Organized by: BC Women's Health Foundation Women Together. Conquer Stigma. Perinatal Substance Use. will call attention to perinatal substance use and the foundational principles of Indigenous cultural safety, women-centered, trauma-informed practice…

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Denise Bradshaw Dr. Annabel Mead Kinnon Ross Hawkfeather Peterson Caren Morris-Jones
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Men, Masculinity, and A Modern Playbook for Gender Equality

Organized by: P&G Women’s voices are louder than ever on topics of health, wealth, harassment, safety, and the right to lead, yet progress has stalled.  We must do better. We need a more modern playbook which includes the role of men as we collectively…

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Gary Barker Carolyn Tastad Deanna Bass Pankaj Bhalla Ammon Allen
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Shaping an Empowering Narrative for Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: The Role of the Private Sector

Organized by: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Despite of signs of progress, investments that are critical to achieving the SDG’s remain underfunded, while significantly more and better public and private investments will…

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Annika Strandhall Gabriela Ramos Elizabeth Sugg Sarah Hendriks Alix Peterson-Zwane Alexandra Garita Christina Juhasz +1
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Key Changemakers: Women Driving Change

Organized by: UNICEF Canada Join us for an inspiring discussion with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, and other women and youth who are working to drive change, through the empowerment of themselves and others. Hearing personal stories from…

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Angélique Kidjo Samra Zafar Jeannine Bakeef Jessica Kotzeff Linton Carter Rowena Pinto
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Changemakers in Action: Youth Leadership to Harness Digital Innovation for UHC2030

Organized by: Fondation Botnar Fondation Botnar’s lunch session at the WD2019 conference will highlight the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program and explore best practices of youth leadership in action, particularly as it relates to young people as…

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Flavia Bustreo Richard Dzikunu Tanisha Chadha Lori Adelman Stefan Germann
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Accelerating Knowledge: Social Entrepreneurs and Family Planning

Organized by: Bayer AG What role does social entrepreneurship play in accelerating positive change in family planning education and awareness? With a special focus on enabling youth voices, this session will feature social entrepreneurs sharing their…

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Dr. Jean Christophe Rusatira, MD, MPH Dr. Kizanne James, MD Ali Kaviri Rosemary Nazar
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Social Enterprise Pitch: Day One

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

Redressing Power Imbalances: Using Research to Transform Gender Relations

Organized by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) This event features IDRC’s rich history of participatory and boundary pushing gender transformative research by sharing core principles and best practices that are highlighted in an analytical…

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Nanci Lee Rebecca Chiao Dr. Carmen Yon Leau Dr. Dominique Charron Jean Lebel Dr. Ravi Verma
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Child Welfare in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: The Intergenerational and Lifelong Trauma of Child Apprehension

Organized by: Downtown Eastside Women's Network The apprehension of children by government agencies disproportionately impacts First Nations, Metis and Inuit mothers and families where deep, far-reaching harm is overwhelmingly on women.  Although less…

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Frances Rosner Alexandra O'Donaghey Skyla Barahona Robin Raweater Mebrate Beyene
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Time's Up: Ending Harassment in the Global Health Workplace

Organized by: Women in Global Health Gender equality is everyone’s business and should be everyone’s reality. This session will focus on the paradigm shifted needed to achieve lasting and substantive change to create enabling environments for all…

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Ann Keeling Dr. Roopa Dhatt Hannah Vaughan Jones Dr. Claudia García Moreno Esteva Dr. Constance Newman Dr. Felicia Knaul Sandra Oyarzo +1
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

The Under-Recognized Power of Women in the Health Workforce

Organized by: Johnson & Johnson Are women health workers under recognized? If so, WHY? Is it because they are women? Is it because society under value "care giving"? This session brings together health workers and health workforce leaders to uncover…

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Elizabeth Brandeis, RM, BHSc, MScCH Ruth Dite Mah Diassana Joy Hamilton Marini Stéphanie Roche Dr. Barbara Stilwell Dr. Willibald Zeck Dr. Roopa Dhatt
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

The Work is Never Done: Lessons in Being an Institutional Ally

Organized by: Vancouver Foundation Good isn’t good enough. In this session, Canada’s leading community foundation will share what it’s doing well to be an ally to women and girls. But in a world of rampant inequality, organizations and institutions…

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Miranda Lam Kevin McCort Aida Mwanzia Elena Yugai Denise Williams
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Engage, Empower, Enact: Investing in Adolescents and Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Organized by: Population Foundation of India The session will witness a conversation among policy makers from India to identify a roadmap for securing collective political commitment for sexual and reproductive health and well-being of adolescents and…

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Barkha Dutt Poonam Muttreja Vandana Chavan Arvind Maryam Vandana Gurnani Rohit Kumar Singh
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Family Planning – A Best Buy in Global Development

Organized by: Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Population Council, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) The right to decide over your own body can improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries and be the catalyst…

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Dr. Natalia Kanem Julia Bunting Stephanie Psaki
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Concurrent
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PST

Face to Face with Peter Sands

Gender and the face of HIV Host: Shahira Amin, Independent Journalist With Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm PST

Young Women at Work: Our Commitment to a World Where Young Women Prosper

Organized by: Mastercard Foundation Join us for an interactive lunchtime event that brings together young leaders and decision-makers, and contests notions of ‘expert’ by creating a space for youth delegates to lead a series of mini-roundtables on…

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Lindsay Wallace Shona Bezanson Tasha Brooks Alpha Ngwenya Goodness Eniola Adesokan Joan Nalubega
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Concurrent

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