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Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Courtyard 1

Listen Up, Uganda! Using Social Accountability for SRHR

Social accountability is a process by which citizens can hold politicians and policy makers accountable for the services the provide. It enables communities to address corruption, increase trust in public servants and governments, and become key players in setting agendas for policy processes and health systems. This concurrent session will apply the tools of social accountability to access to SRHR, drawing from the example of a social accountability programme in Kabale, Uganda. The aim of the session is to empower participants, who will engage in a mock citizen hearing, to actively address policy issues in their own communities. It will focus in particular on how power and inequality impact access to health services for vulnerable communities, and how to counteract these dynamics. This event will be convened by Kabale Women in Development and Amref Health Africa in Uganda.

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

Accelerating Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Sustainable Development Goal 5 recognizes that women’s and girls’ rights and well-being are central to the long-term welfare of humanity. Yet we have gained little ground in the effort to end violence against women and girls. This signature session will begin by setting the stage in terms of scale, scope and consequences: Despite rhetoric at all levels, violence against women continues in every country, and can increase in some conditions. Services and support remain inadequate. Access to justice is scant, and security for women and girls continues to be elusive. This session will take the discussion forward with the understanding that now is the time to make real change for women and girls.

Tue, 12 November - 13:00 - 14:30 EAT
Courtyard 4

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 - 14:00 - 14:30 EAT
Umeme Stage

Meet the leader #1

Engage in an intimate conversation with the leaders of the ICPD.

Tue, 12 November - 14:00 - 15:30 EAT
Shimba Hills

FILM - The Eagle Huntress

With introduction by Maria Efrosinina, UNFPA Honorary Ambassador The film follows Aisholopan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own. Clambering down a sheer rock cliff with a rope, Aisholpan retrieves a fledgling eagle from its nest as its mother circles overhead. Her eagle will live, train, and hunt with her, until she releases it into the wild years later. After months of training her eagle with her father, Aisholpan is ready to test her abilities, entering a renowned competition against 70 of the greatest Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia. Documentary/Mongolia/Kazakh/87 minutes/2016 Director: Otto Bell Producer: Stacey Reiss, Sharon Chang

Tue, 12 November - 14:00 - 15:00 EAT

Commitment Statements 1.1

Member States & Other Stakeholders present their commitments