Events

Women’s Refugee Commission at Women Deliver 2019

June 2 - 6, 2019 | Vancouver, Canada

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The Women's Refugee Commission is proud to co-sponsor the Women Deliver 2019 Conference (WD2019), the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. WRC will be co-hosting three events during WD2019. These are open to all conference delegates. We will also be participating as a panelist in an event. Can’t be there in person? NO problem. Follow @wrcommission #WD2019 #Humanitarian4Her and join the online conversation!

The Women's Refugee Commission is proud to co-sponsor the Women Deliver 2019 Conference (WD2019), the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.

WRC will be co-hosting two events during WD2019. These are open to all conference delegates. We will also be participating as a panelist in an event.

Can’t be there in person? NO problem. Follow @wrcommission #WD2019 #Humanitarian4Her and join the online conversation!

Join WRC and our partners at the following events:

Making Commitments Reality:
Rights of Migrant and Refugee Women

Tuesday, June 4 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST
Room 217-219, Vancouver Convention Center

Displacement often compounds existing discrimination against women, such that the risks and hurdles facing girls and women seeking asylum include discriminatory family laws and nationality laws, an increased risk of gender-based violence, and lack of access to essential sexual and reproductive healthcare. This session will look at legal protection for migrant and refugee girls and women through existing policies. Participants will learn how to hold countries accountable to their international legal commitments.

Speakers:

Joan Timoney, vice president, advocacy and external relations, Women's Refugee Commission
Zohreh Yasna Faizi, board member and advocacy team member, Women Refugee Route
Melanie Gallant, head of communications, UNHCR Canada
Lina Abou-Habib, executive director, Women’s Learning Partnership

Open to all delegates.

RSVP encouraged: events@wrcommission.org

Organized by:

WRC logo for WD2019      Save the Children logo

Warzone Rape: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Wednesday, June 5 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PST
Room 205-207, Vancouver Convention Center

Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war worldwide, with life-long impacts on survivors and societies. This session examines promising approaches and partnerships – from local level to global – in preventing sexual violence in conflict, including how accountability can serve as a deterrent, how to employ a survivor-centered approach to support local learning and risk reduction, and how promising partnerships are building growing momentum to end sexual violence in conflict.

Speakers:

Rukmini Callimachi, journalist, New York Times
Laurel Baig, senior appeals counsel, Office of the Prosecutor of the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Dalia Amin, Save the Children, Iraq

Open to all delegates.

RSVP encouraged: events@wrcommission.org

Organized by:

WRC logo for WD2019      Save the Children logo

Designing Emergency Response with the Adolescent Girl in Mind

Wednesday, June 5 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST
Room 110, Vancouver Convention Center

During natural and man-made humanitarian emergencies, young people, especially adolescent girls are often more vulnerable to sexual violence, coercion, and exploitation, including high-risk or transactional sex for survival. Humanitarian services are often not responsive to sexual and reproductive health needs—contributing to unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases. In this session, panelists will share examples of successful programs and strategies to meet adolescents’ needs in times of crisis.

Panelists include Julianne Deitch, Senior Advisor for Adolescent Health and Protection, Women's Refugee Commission 

Open to all delegates.

Organized by:

FP2020 WD2019   IAWG WD2019    NGOWG WPS WD2019  UNFPA logo WD2019  Women Deliver logo

 

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