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9 June 2010
8:30 – 10:30am: Plenary
Young Women Deliver
Young women are increasingly taking leadership roles in non-governmental organizations and are a powerful force for transformative change. When we improve young women’s and girls’ lives, many benefit: not only brothers, sisters, future children, and grandchildren, but also the communities that young women engage and seek to change. As an active, productive citizen, well educated, professional, and a prepared employee, young women can break the cycle of poverty for families and nations. Yet despite potential, they remain invisible in society. This session explores the potential and actual power of young women from the unique lenses of the most important experts on the topic—young women themselves.
MODERATOR: Ashley Judd, actress and board member, Population Services International
11:00 – 12:30pm: Chairman's Session
Words Matter: Language That Reflects Our Values and Speaks to Diverse Experiences
Joan Walsh, executive editor of Salon.com, leads a discussion of reproductive health and language. The introduction of a new paradigm for population and development ushered in new language. The phrase “sexual and reproductive health and rights” became the language of choice. This panel will discuss how well that term has served us and analyze a range of terms in use and out-of-use for their value in reflecting our values and developing public support.
MODERATOR: Joan Walsh, executive editor, Salon.com
Katja Iverson, Media Specialist and Campaign Coordinator, UNFPA
Ana Amuchástegui, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico
Kathy Bushkin Calvin, Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation
12:45 – 1:15pm: A Lunch Conversation with TBD
1:30 – 3:00pm: Chairman's Session
Summing It Up: What Did We Learn and Where Are We Going?
From the Ministers’ Forum, Parliamentarians’ Forum, Midwifery Symposium to over 100 concurrent sessions, Women Deliver participants have addressed the key issues related to maternal health and girls’ and women’s lives. This session will include short statements from key groups as well as the key action recommendations on various themes. Hear from Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Alvaro Bermejo, Giselle Carino, Katie Chau, Gill Greer, Rajat Khosla, Betsy McCallon, Dorothy Shaw, Serra Sippel, and Women Deliver president, Jill Sheffield. Get straight answers to the most important question of the day: “What do I need to do when I get home?”
MODERATOR: Frances Kissling, visiting scholar, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
3:30 – 4:45pm: Plenary
Women Need a World That Delivers
It has been said that women hold up half the sky and most of the world. But women can’t do it alone. We all need governmental and non-governmental organizations – and men – working to eradicate poverty, protect the environment, make violence against women a thing of the past, bring about peace and create secure economies. As we return home, recommitted to creating that world, we will hear from some leading change makers on what we all can do to make that world a reality.
MODERATOR: Bachi Karkaria, Columnist, The Times of India
Leymah Gbowee, Executive Director, Women in Peace and Security Network
Annie Lennox, Artist, Activist, and Campaigner, International UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador
Narges Nemat, Women’s Refugee Commission
Kathleen Sebelius, US Secretary for Health and Human Services
Timothy Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation
4:45 – 5:00pm: The Last Word