Join Equimundo at Women Deliver’s 2016 Global Conference

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The largest global convening on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and well-being, Women Deliver’s 2016 conference will take place May 16-19 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the conference, we will present Equimundo’s work, as well as the work of MenCare, the global fatherhood campaign co-coordinated by Equimundo. MenCare is active in over 35 countries around the world, encouraging active, nonviolent fatherhood.

Men and boys – as fathers, partners, and family members – can play an integral role as partners in the health and well-being of women and girls. Come to our events below to learn more about proven global strategies to engage male partners in the movement for a healthy, gender-equitable world.

Monday, May 16

From Goals to Actions: Making the #GlobalGoals Work for Girls + Women

What: From Goals to Actions: Making the #GlobalGoals Work for Girls + Women
When: 12:00pm – 3:00pm CEST
Where: Bella Center (and live online)

Women Deliver and +SocialGood will bring together gender experts, policymakers, and implementers to discuss “From Goals to Actions: Making the #GlobalGoals Work for Girls + Women.” The program will focus on how gender data, partnerships, and technology and innovation are driving change for girls and women throughout the various stages of their lives.

Equimundo’s International Director Gary Barker will speak on a panel from 12:30pm to 1:15pm CEST about the role of fathers in women’s and girls’ health and equality.

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Tuesday, May 17

The Politics of Pleasure, Sexuality, and Human Rights

What: The Politics of Pleasure, Sexuality, and Human Rights
When: 1:30pm – 2:30pm CEST
Where: Bella Center | Room C1-M2

Pleasure and sexuality need to be integral elements of the human rights discourse. While young people have become central players in global development, the focus remains on harm prevention. Explore how sex-positive learning can empower young people to make healthy decisions about their bodies and lives.

Moderator:

  • Geetanjali Misra, Executive Director, CREA, India

Speakers:

  • Shereen El Feki, Author, Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World and Equimundo Senior Fellow, Egypt
  • Daughtie Ogutu, Executive Director, African Sex Workers Alliance
  • Arushi Singh, The Pleasure Project, India
  • Priya Nanda, Group Director of Social and Economic Development, International Center for Research on Women
  • Nina Pavlovska, Dance4Life and Member, Dutch SRHR Alliance, The Netherlands

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Wednesday, May 18

Talk Town Presents: Women and Men Deliver – Do We Dare Gender?

What: Talk Town Presents: Women and Men Deliver – Do We Dare Gender?
When: 10:30am – 12:00pm CEST
Where: Slagtehusgade 11, 1715 København V

How is a movie about sexual violence and harmful gender norms in Democratic Republic of the Congo relevant in Denmark? Equimundo’s International Director Gary Barker will co-host this interactive discussion on gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings around the world, and what it means for Denmark.

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Caring Men: Fatherhood, Gender Equality, and RMNCAH

What: Caring Men: Fatherhood, Gender Equality, and RMNCAH
When: 1:30pm – 2:30pm CEST
Where: Bella Center | Room B5-1

The promotion of equitable, nonviolent fatherhood can have huge impacts on gender equality and health outcomes for women, children, and even men themselves. Hear from advocacy, programmatic, and health systems representatives on how to encourage this grassroots tactic.

Moderator:

  • Patrick Godana, Government and Media Liaison, Sonke Gender Justice

Speakers:

  • Giovanna Lauro, Deputy Director of International Programs, Equimundo
  • Saadya Hamdani, Gender Equality Adviser, Plan International Canada
  • Shamsi Kazimbaya, Gender Advisor, Jhpiego
  • Duncan Fisher, OBE, Families Included

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Deconstructing Gender through Sexual Rights

What: Deconstructing Gender through Sexual Rights
When: 1:30pm – 2:30pm CEST
Where: Bella Center | Room B3-3

A comprehensive understanding of gender, gender expression, and sexual diversity is key to advancing sexual rights. This session will explore the strategies of the women’s rights and the LGBTIQ movements, both from historical and contemporary perspectives, and their relevance to current advocacy efforts to achieve social justice.

Moderator:

  • Wanja Muguongo, Executive Director, UHAI EASHRI

Speakers:

  • Julia Ehrt, Executive Director, Transgender Europe
  • Shereen El Feki, Author, Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World and Equimundo Senior Fellow

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Thursday, May 19

Men With Power: Delivering for Girls and Women

What: Men With Power: Delivering for Girls and Women
When: 12:00pm – 1:15pm CEST
Where: Bella Center | Plenary Hall A

Women’s support of each other is powerful and successful. But women are not alone. They have been joined by men who are using their power to improve girls’ and women’s lives. What drives these men to stand with girls and women? How do they assess the progress women have made in the past decade, and what is still needed as we move forward? Are men from Mars and women from Venus, or are we more alike than we think? What has the movement for women’s rights meant for men, and who are the women they most admire? We’ll explore these and other questions with a few great men who have made delivering for girls and women one of their passions.

Moderator:

  • Shereen El Feki, Co-Principal Investigator, International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), Middle East and North African Region, and Equimundo Senior Fellow

Speakers:

  • Arthur Erken, Director, Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, UNFPA
  • Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development in the Juncker Commission
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia
  • Willie Parker, Physician, Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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