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Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT

Menarche to Menopause

From the first period to the last, the menstrual health life cycle is riddled with challenges long neglected by policymakers and practitioners in the public health world. Featuring experts and vibrant storytellers who will showcase experience from around the world, this session will highlight current trends and responses, key concerns, and gaps in addressing menstrual health. It will also look at how menstrual health, menstruation-related disorders, and menopause have historically been addressed, and how approaches to these issues have evolved since 1994. It will provide guidance on how to build multi-sectoral and inclusive programmes and strategies on menstrual health and related issues throughout the reproductive life cycle within development and humanitarian settings. This event will be convened by the African Coalition for Menstrual Health Management (ACMHM) and the Global Menstrual Health & Hygiene (MHH) Collective.

Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT

No Women No Peace

In the aftermath of conflict and insecurity, the empowerment and inclusion of women and girls is essential to establishing a successful peace process. This session will help showcase the important roles women and girls can play in negotiating peace agreements and in prevention and sustaining peace. It will also highlight the experiences of women who have been included and excluded in peace processes, and how their involvement or absence affected overall outcomes. Expect renewed commitments that will engage and enable women to participate in negotiating ceasefires, preventing conflicts, participating in peace processes and building sustainable futures. This event will be convened by UN Women, Religions for Peace, the Global Network for Women Peacebuilders, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund and UNFPA.

Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
TSAVO A

Building Financing momentum 1: The Investment case for ICPD PoA - costs and gaps

We are 10 years away from delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet the world’s progress has thus far been insufficient to meet the targets on reducing maternal deaths, ending violence against women and girls, and providing universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. This session will highlight the urgency and the price tag associated with each target. The latter will come from a major collaborative analysis between academic and multilateral partners indicating the dollar amount needed to reach these goals.

Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Amphitheater

Equality for People of African Descendant

What barriers stand in the way of people of African descent accessing sexual and reproductive health? Where and how can policies, programmes and agendas meaningfully include marginalized populations, especially Afro-descendants? Participants in this open dialogue will reflect on these questions, with a look to promoting inter-continental conversations and an exchange of best practices. This dialogue is an opportunity to mobilize and secure global commitments for equity and inclusion of Afro-descendants.

Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT

Young Parliamentarians

Young leaders are key to driving transformative social change. This session shines a light on youth participation in political systems and notes that Young Parliamentarians have a key role to play in advancing the ICPD agenda. This session will take an intergenerational and interactive approach and will foster dialogue among parliamentarians of a range of ages while soliciting feedback and questions from attendees. The aim is to identify lessons learned that can advance all parts of the ICPD agenda in sub-national, national and global financing frameworks. The young politicians will also share ideas on how they can shape opportunities for the advancement of sexual and reproductive health within their mandate. Expect young parliamentarians to make concrete, life-changing commitments that can be enacted through parliamentary policy and fiscal and oversight instruments. The event will be convened by UNFPA in collaboration with the Global Parliamentary Alliance (GPA), an initiative of the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF), the World Health Organization and IPU.

Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is necessary to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and it is essential to advancing gender equality. This session will engage attendees with interactive discussions and intergenerational dialogues that showcase best practices and cutting-edge research about successfully implementing CSE programmes. It will conclude with an exciting partnership launch to accelerate support and commitments for the implementation of CSE. This partnership will also aim to generate new evidence and advocate against the myths that undermine CSE. The event will be convened by AfriYAN, Teenergizer, Population Council, IPPF, Rutgers, UNESCO and UNFPA.

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