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

Progress for Indigenous Women and Girls

This dialogue aims to bring visibility to the urgent challenges that prevent indigenous women and girls from enjoying their right to sexual and reproductive health. It will highlight the progress that has been achieved since 1994, the barriers that stand in the way, and the critical elements required for ensuring a rights-based and culturally acceptable approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights for indigenous peoples. Expect an intercultural exchange that puts the rights, voices, and choices of indigenous women and girls at the centre of the conversation.

Wed, 13 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 5

Policy Makers Dialogue

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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.

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

Commitment Statements 2.3

Member States & Other Stakeholders Commitment Statements

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

Climate change, Adaptation and Justice

Climate change disproportionately affects populations in the Global South, despite their lower contribution to the root causes of this global crisis. As prevention and adaptation efforts progress too slowly, young people across the globe are stepping up to the challenges of climate change by speaking out, as well as educating and mobilizing their communities. This session offers a point-counterpoint debate between national leaders and young climate activists on the challenges of action, the need for partnerships, strategies for adaptation and resilience, and the future of climate justice.

Wed, 13 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 6

Demographic Dividend in the Sahel

Despite recent strong economic growth, several countries in the Sahel have not seen a commensurate increase in per capita income nor in equality between men and women. Fertility remains the highest in the world, and the pace of the demographic transition in the region has been slow. There is strong evidence that empowering women and youth is a main catalyst to trigger a “demographic dividend,” which would greatly benefit these countries. This session will share best practices and innovative approaches to supporting women’s and girls’ empowerment and men’s contributions to gender equality from the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) initiative.This session is convened by CREFAT-CREG University of Thiès Senegal and Promundo.