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Wed, 13 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT

Fulfilling the Cairo Promise in a Fragile World

Today, more than two billion people live in countries affected by conflict, violence and fragility. This session will highlight major humanitarian trends including rising displacement to galvanize action to fulfill the promise of Cairo to uphold the rights for universal sexual and reproductive health and ending GBV everywhere including in humanitarian and fragile settings.

Wed, 13 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Courtyard 3

Financing Partnerships: Elaborating what works

High-impact, blended, cost-effective, innovative. These are the words that will define promising financing landscapes for sexual and reproductive health and rights moving forward. This session will highlight the importance of scaling up domestic funding by showcasing innovative 'best-buy' financing partnerships that have worked to advance and sustain the ICPD agenda. The moderated discussion will showcase political commitment as an irreducible minimum to sustained domestic financing and will include success stories from high-impact and cost-effective financing models. The significance of policy, legislation and oversight in sustaining financing flows to SRHR will also be demonstrated and the session will conclude with a round of commitments by legislators who will undertake to find alternatives to unlock new resources (revenue mobilization), share existing resources differently (reallocation), spend better (make efficiency gains) and undertake reforms (on tax, insurance, resource pooling). This event will be convened by Global Parliamentary Alliance, an initiative of the European Parliamentary Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, in collaboration with UNFPA, Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum, Open Consultants, and Advance Family Planning (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).

Wed, 13 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Courtyard 5

Safe abortion in health systems: Regional challenges, progress and accelerators

The WHO Safe abortion, technical and policy guidance for health systems defines the international standards for the provision of safe abortion services globally. This panel will present regional progress around the achievements towards these standards. This panel will focus on why it is critical to make safe abortion universally accessible if we want to achieve zero preventable maternal deaths. Panellists will argue that motherhood must be voluntary, which means safe abortion should be treated as a legitimate form of healthcare, available on request from public health services, in line with WHO best practice guidelines. The panel will review the evidence on unintended and unwanted pregnancy globally. We will show that 25 years on, it is clear that increases in the use of contraception and provision of post-abortion care alone, without make abortions safe and legal, have not and will not prevent unwanted pregnancies or complications and deaths from unsafe abortion. The session will focus on how countries must fulfil ICPD's commitments on women's health and rights through universal access to safe abortion. The panel is convened by the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, with Global Doctors for Choice, Young Activist Network for Abortion Advocacy, Asian-Pacific Resources and Research Centre for Women, Consorcio Latinoamericano contra el Aborto Inseguro (CLACAI), Ipas Africa Alliance, Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh Tunisia, and La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres Colombia.

Wed, 13 November - 13:00 - 14:00 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Talks: Social change towards achieving the ICPD

This lightning session will review the Unfinished business of ICPD and how to achieve the promise by bringing about social change, gender equality and harnessing the potential of entrepreneurship. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a workshop on communicating ICPD with Rose Reid (iHeart Radio Podcast) (13:00) in the Community Corner. In the Computer Station, take part in a WikiGap Edit-a-thon to build and share the knowledge of the ICPD community with the rest of the world on Wikipedia (13:00).

Wed, 13 November - 14:00 - 15:00 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Talks: ICPD in the digital age from innovation to social media

This lightning session will discus the importance of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology to fulfill the promise of the ICPD agenda.

Wed, 13 November - 14:00 - 15:30 EAT
Shimba Hills

FILM - Engaging Artists and Storytellers to Change the Narrative of Reproductive Health

How can film, music, poetry and street art elevate the promises of the 1994 Cairo Conference? Join a panel of award-winning international artists in a unique fireside chat as they share and showcase their innovative arts and storytelling projects that have helped change the narrative of reproductive health, women’s empowerment and gender equality to engage a wider audience. Artists include: • Ayanda Makayi, musician and actor from MTV Shuga (South Africa) • Wise Two, graffiti artist (Kenya) • Charlotte Hill O’Neal, poet, musician and visual artist (Tanzania) • Poeta Dennis, poet and founder of The Art East Hub (Kenya) • Buddha Blaze, music manager/producer, founder of Nairobi Hip Hop and host of The Blaze Podcast (Kenya) • DJ Mix Master Lenny, DJ (Kenya) • Lisa Russell, filmmaker and Founder of Create2030 (USA)