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

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.

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 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 1

Health Workforce: The Dream Team for Sustainable Transformation

The design and capacities of the health workforce are major determinants in the quality of sexual and reproductive health care. This session will address the specific needs of the health workforce, including: optimizing the role of the midwife as the backbone of sexual and reproductive health services; encouraging and enabling collaboration among health-care professionals; and exploring the needs of policy and health infrastructure to support health-care for mothers and their newborns. This event will be convened by the International Confederation of Midwives and UNFPA.