#PowerinherHands at WD2019 

Women Deliver 2019 is coming. Are you powered up? 

The world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women starts on June 3 in Vancouver, Canada. PSI will be right there in the center of the action, joining with some of the world’s greatest minds, strongest activists and most progressive leaders to ask them how we can put more healthcare directly into her hands.    

We know that when she has #PowerinherHands, we’ll see greater outcomes for some of development’s most vexing problems, and we’ll see them faster. Check out our full list of plenaries, concurrent sessions and side events listed below and discover just how we’ve learned to put power where it belongs from PSI’s expert voices at Women Deliver 2019. 

And while you’re at the conference, don’t forget to visit us at booth #754 to learn how you can put some power on your hands, too!

Sunday, June 2 

Putting the Power In Women’s Hands: Paving the Path to Self-Managed Abortion for Greater Access and Choice

  • Side Event
  • Hosted by IPPF and the Abortion & Postabortion Care Consortium
  • PSI Presence: Andrea Fearneyhough, Director of the Women’s Health Project
  • 10:00am-1:00pm, Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) West, Room 114-115

Making The Case For Her: Breaking Taboos Around Women and Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health 

  • Pre-Conference Event 
  • Hosted by The Case for Her 
  • 6:00-8:00pm, VCC West, Room 110 

Not Without a Cervix: Advocating for an Effective Cervical Cancer Response 

Monday, June 3 

Youth-Powered Programming’s Next Big Thing: Going Where Young People Take Us 

  • Side Event 
  • Hosted by Adolescents 360 
  • By Invitation Only 
  • 7:45-9:30am, Fairmont Waterfront Mackenzie Ballroom 

Youth-Powered Investments in West and Central Africa 

  • Side Event 
  • Hosted by PSI 
  • 12:00-2:00pm, Fairmont Waterfront, Princess Louisa Room 

Power in Her Hands: Why Menstrual Health Matters for Sexual and Reproductive Health 

  • Side Event 
  • Hosted by The Case for Her 
  • PSI Presence: Maria Carmen Punzi, Menstrual Health Focal Point, PSI/Europe 
  • 6.30-7.00pm, The Case for Her booth 

 Tuesday, June 4 

The Power of Money: Investing in Girls & Women 

  • Plenary Session 
  • PSI Presence: Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Maverick Collective Co-Chair 
  • 3:00-4:00pm, VCC West, Plenary Hall 

The Global Gender Digital Health Divide: A Debate 

  • Concurrent Session 
  • Sponsored by PSI, FHI360, PATH and Philips 
  • PSI Presence: Rehema Mugeta, PSI/Tanzania 
  • 3:00-4:00pm, VCC West, 221-222 

Let’s Talk About It- Period! 

  • Side Event 
  • Sponsored by CHOICE, UNFPA and Stars Foundation 
  • PSI Presence: Maria Carmen Punzi, Menstrual Health Focal Point, PSI/Europe 
  • 3:00-4:00pm, VCC West, Room 118 

 Appy Hour, presenting PSI’s HNQIS 

  • PSI Presence: Janet Patry, Global Business Systems 
  • 6:30-7:00pm, VCC West, Solutions Gallery 

 Dare to Dream: Adolescents 360’s “Sisi Nanasi” Music Video Screening 

  • WD2019 Film Festival 
  • 6:30-7:00 pm 
  • VCC West Exhibition Hall 

 Wednesday, June 5  

Transforming Health Care through Self Care: Agency and Power in Sexual and Reproductive Health 

 SafeAccess to Abortion: A Cross-Sector Partnership to Eliminate Unsafe Abortion by 2030 

  • Side Event 
  • Sponsored by MSI 
  • PSI Presence: Dr. Fatima Bunza, PSI Nigeria 
  • 6:30-8:00am, VCC West, Room 214

Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights: Programming for a New Generation 

Accelerating Knowledge: Social Entrepreneurs and Family Planning 

  • Lunch Event 
  • Hosted by Bayer 
  • PSI Presence: Rosemary Nazar, Adolescents 360 Young Designer, PSI Tanzania 
  • 12:15-1:15pm, VCC West, Room 110  

The Power of Stories: Making sexual and reproductive health and rights come to life 

  • Plenary Session 
  • PSI Presence: Karl Hofmann, President & CEO 
  • 1:30-2:30pm, VCC West, Plenary Hall  

Designing for a Better World: How can we better integrate design thinking to improve the lives of women and girls? 

  • Concurrent session 
  • Organized by: PSI, FHI360, PATH and Philips 
  • PSI Presence: Rosemary Nazar, Adolescents 360 Young Designer, PSI Tanzania 
  • 1:30-2:30pm, VCC West, Room 306 

Let’s Get What We Want: Contraceptive Innovation, Access, Quality and Choice 

  • Concurrent Session 
  • Organized by FHI360 
  • PSI Presence: Jennifer Pope, Director of Family Planning & Reproductive Health
  • Streaming on WDLive 
  • 1:30-2:30, VCC West, Room 301-305 

 Self Care: The next frontier in women’s health 

  • Concurrent Session 
  • Organized by PSI, FHI360, PATH and Philips 
  • PSI Presence: Chiwawa Nkhoma, PSI Malawi 
  • 3:00-4:00pm, VCC West, Room 217-219 

Thursday, June 6 

How Will NextGen Philanthropists Recalibrate Power? 

  • Power Talk 
  • PSI Presence: Alexandra Idol, Maverick Next Fellow 
  • 1:05pm-1:12pm, VCC West, Power Stage 

Girls Are More Than Just Clients 

  • Power Talk 
  • PSI Presence: Bitania Lulu Berhanu, A360 Young Designer, PSI/Ethiopia 
  • 1:55pm-2:02pm, VCC West, Power Stage 

FP2020 Celebration of Commitments: PSI Exceeds Pledge to Reach 10 Million Youth with Modern Contraception 

  • Sponsored by PSI and FP2020
  • 5:00-7:00pm, VCC West, Room 306 

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