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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.

Wed, 13 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 3

Reproductive Health Technologies

As medical technology advances, ethical questions and conflicts inevitably arise, affecting policymakers, practitioners and individuals. From assisted reproduction to embryonic gene modification, the world faces a range of ethical dilemmas that did not exist during the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994. This session will describe various sexual and reproductive health advancements and the ethical and social implications of implementing these technologies. Expect a moderated discussion addressing how these technologies relate to reproductive autonomy, how they advance justice, and how they uphold the core ethical principle of “do no harm”. This event will be convened by The Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy and The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, University of California at Irvine, and PSI.

Wed, 13 November - 11:00 - 14:30 EAT
Courtyard 4

Women Leaders Dialogue [By Invitation Only]

Coming Soon!

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

Meet the leader #3

Engage in an intimate conversation with the leaders of the ICPD. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a Community Conversation on Youth participation to accelerate the promise to the ICPD (11:30).

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

Commitment Statements 2.4

Member States & Other Stakeholders Commitment Statements

Wed, 13 November - 12:00 - 13:00 EAT
Umeme Stage

Radical fashion, igniting periods and cultural change

Fashion and ICPD: Discover brands that use fashion as a platform to ignite radical change, destigmatizing and reclaiming periods through a celebration of femininity. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a Community Conversation on Fight for the right to decide over our bodies (Spanish 12:15) in the Community Corner. In the Karibu Lounge, interact with inspiring people and discover the power of stories during our Human Library (12:00).