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Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 1

SRHR and Women with Disabilities: Bringing Two Movements Together

Women with disabilities have been systematically denied the right to free and informed consent, bodily autonomy and self-determination in making choices about SRH, leading to forced sterilization, abortion and contraception. This underscored why there is an urgent need to ensure SRHR advocacy addresses the rights and needs of women with disabilities. This session aims stakeholders from both movements, and will lay the groundwork for critical advocacy to address these intersectional rights issues. This session is convened by CREA; Kenyan Women with Disability Network; Women with Disability India Network.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 6

Partnering to accelerate women’s economic inclusion, empowerment and health

The private sector is crucial to strengthen women’s health and gender equality and advance sustainable social and economic development. This session will shed light on the business case for investing in women’s health and gender equality in the workplace - for the benefit of women, businesses and society. We are joined by exciting players from the private sector and civil society organisations who will share their experiences and existing opportunities to secure women’s economic empowerment and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, in the workplace. Join us and learn more about current best practice to strengthen female labour force participation, gender equality and health in the world of work. This session is organised by the Danish Family Planning Association, Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries and Federation of Uganda Employers.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
TSAVO A

Harnessing the power of cities for ICPD Programme of Action

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without ensuring safe and sustainable cities. There are many powerful urban leaders and actors raising the bar for smart cities, women-friendly cities, youth-friendly cities and environmentally friendly cities. Today’s urban areas are engines for experimentation, transformation and development. This session will bring together mayors, city activists, local leaders and thought leaders from around the world to discuss the power and potential of urban action.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Courtyard 2

The Call of African Teenage Girls

Twenty-five years after the adoption of the the landmark ICPD Programme of Action, teenage girls in Africa still face myriad reproductive health challenges, despite policies and programmes already in place to advance SRHR. This session aims to give African teenage girls an international platform to share their stories and urge the global community to act. Through poetry, skits, the spoken word and a panel discussion, the session will showcase the progress these girls have seen and made, the constraints they still face in their daily lives and the solutions they have identified for themselves and their communities. The event is convened by FEMNET and member organizations.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:00 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Round: Comprehensive Sexuality Education for the win, and how to tailor services according to needs

Six presentations from six regions sharing their stories and experiences on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights services for all including adolescent and youth and people living with disabilities. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a Community Conversation on the Importance of Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Adolescent Responsive Services (09:00) and a Conversation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) and inclusion (9:45) in the Community Corner.

Thu, 14 November - 9:00 - 10:30 EAT
Amphitheater

Human Rights for All: The Politics of Inclusion

Whose rights and choices have been fulfilled, and which groups and individuals have been left behind? Twenty-five years after the landmark agreement in Cairo, equality is still a goal rather than a reality. This is especially true for girls and women and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, who often face barriers to their sexual and reproductive health and rights and heightened vulnerability to gender-based violence. This conversation will highlight the experiences of human rights defenders and their insights on what it takes to ensure radical and transformative change in the lives of those facing discrimination and exclusion. Expect provocative questions and proposed solutions to finally and fully realizing an inclusive ICPD Programme of Action.

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