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Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 3

Humanitarian Case Studies Workshop: Mental health best practices from Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia

In fragile settings, where existing infrastructures are strained and there is a breakdown of social support, access to SRHR and mental health often is deprioritized. This session will take an interactive approach to equip participants with the tools and frameworks to improve access to SRHR and mental health care in such environments, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Participants will learn from select case studies drawn from these areas, followed by a collaborative exercise to develop concrete action plans, recommendations and strategies to address the greatest challenges in their own communities. Organizers will compile the results of the session into a practical handbook of winning strategies for implementation and advocacy for mental health and SRHR in fragile settings.This event will be convened by Postpartum Support Network Africa, Ghent University, Medicins Sans Frontieres Belgium and the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Philippines.

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT

Democratizing Data As A Public Good

Without dependable population data, whole communities of people remain invisible and their needs and rights ignored. In order to leave no one behind, high-quality disaggregated data are required at national and local levels. Meeting the growing data needs of decentralized governance is critical. Population trends will shape national development and investments effectively only when population and household data are widely accessible and utilized as a public good, while safeguarding the rights of respondents to privacy. This session focuses on making data a public good in order to guarantee zero invisibility and to leave no one behind.

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 1

UHC with and for Young People in the MENA Region

In many Arab States in the MENA region, youth-friendly health services have been provided for several years, operated thanks to partnership between the organizations and youth. This concurrent session will demonstrate a successful example of advocating for youth-friendly health services, drawing on the experience of The Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) and Y-PEER Network. The session will showcase the importance of peer education within mobile clinics as well as university health centers, both of which improve accessibility to sexual and reproductive health and rights and help mitigate the negative norms and factors that impede young people’s access to SRHR. The session will also engage audience participants in a lively discussion to highlight the challenges and opportunities related to applying this model to other contexts. This session is convened by Palestinian Medical Relief Society; Y-PEER - Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria.

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT

Men and Boys’ Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health

What is at stake? What do men and boys need and demand when it comes to sexual and reproductive health and rights? What are the barriers, where are the gaps in resources and progress, and how can these obstacles be addressed? This open dialogue will enable participants to reflect on the role of men and boys as clients, partners and agents of change for gender equality. The conversation will explore why and how the sexual and reproductive health and rights needs and demands of men and boys can be addressed, and will highlight the social norms that need to transform in order to enable this change.

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT

HIV: Unfinished business for those most left behind

If the global response against HIV/AIDS as a public threat remains unchanged, we will not attain the transformative goal of ending AIDS and meeting the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. As young people and key populations are increasingly becoming the face of the epidemic, this session will look into how we can change the trajectory of the global HIV/AIDS response to meet prevention and treatment targets and adopt a truly rights-based approach that leaves no one behind. Representatives from young people and key populations, as well as global leaders and experts, will share their experiences and discuss the best way to ensure inclusive, effective and transformative HIV/AIDS response.

Thu, 14 November - 11:30 - 13:00 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Round: Challenging stereotypes and engaging men to achieve rights and choices for all

This lightning session will raise issues that we do not talk about enough but that are crucial to achieve the ICPD agenda. Including toxic masculinity, access to safe abortion care and putting an end to gender-based violence. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a workshop to learn about Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (11:30) in the Community Corner. In the Karibu Lounge, interact with inspiring people and discover the power of stories during our Human Library (12:00). 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 (12:30).