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Wed, 13 November - 09.00 - 10.30 EAT
Lawn Hall

Perseverance and Partnership: Key to Ending Gender-based Violence

What does it take to survive extreme violence and discrimination? Indeed, what does it take to change the world? This plenary will bring together leaders who have triumphed over violence and discrimination and now lead efforts to end gender-based violence and champion human rights. The facilitated dialogue will explore what made each of the panelists a leader: resilience, determination, commitment to justice. Examples of the importance of partnership will be shared to illustrate and catalyze further action from local to global level. How does one become a good partner and a collaborative leader? What will sustain partnerships and leaders in the struggle to end gender-based violence by 2030?

Wed, 13 November - 09:00 - 10:00 EAT

Commitment Statements 2.1

Member States & Other Stakeholders Commitment Statements

Wed, 13 November - 10:00 - 11:00 EAT

Commitment Statements 2.2

Member States & Other Stakeholders Commitment Statements

Wed, 13 November - 10:30 - 11:30 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Talks: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the intersections of socio-economic status

This lightning session will take a look at how human rights are translated into action; inclusion, zero discrimination, intersectional considerations and the importance of a comprehensive approach to SRHR. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a workshop on Communicating about the ICPD with Rose Reid from the iHeart Radio Podcast (10:30) in the Community Corner and a Population and Geography Workshop on Exploring uncertainty in population estimates (10:30) in the Computer Station.

Wed, 13 November - 11:00 - 14:00 EAT
Shimba Hills

FILM - A Girl from Mogadishu (Avant-Premiére)

With introduction by a representative of the Government of Ireland Circumcised at eight. Raped by wandering militiamen at twelve. Fully infibulated again at thirteen, and then married off to a fifty-year-old man who regularly beat her; Ifrah Ahmed runs away to a place she had once known as home in war torn Mogadishu to find it had become the kind of battleground now known as “Black Hawk Down.” Ifrah makes the extraordinary journey out of war-torn Somalia and arrives not in Minnesota, USA, as she had been led to believe, but Dublin, Ireland. Within months she is campaigning for better conditions for asylum — seekers arriving in Ireland. She quickly becomes a leading activist against gender-based violence and fights through her campaign work for the abandonment of FGM world-wide. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Ifrah Ahmed, founder of the Ifrah Foundation Drama/Somalia/English/112 minutes/2019 Director: Mary McGuckian Producer: Mary McGuckian, Adrian Politowski

Wed, 13 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT

Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our World: 1.8 Billion Reasons Why

This youth-led signature session will focus on the more than 1.8 billion young people in the world today between the ages of 10 and 24. How the sexual and reproductive health needs and aspirations of adolescents and youth are met defines young people today and will define our common future. This signature session will discuss the challenges and opportunities of young people from around the world in realizing the ICPD agenda. It will focus on the barriers adolescents and youth face in realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The session puts the young people in the driver's seat and provides a platform for young adolescents and youth to share their ideas for solutions based on their expertise and experience, and share how they are holding governments accountable to their promises.