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IDRC is at Women Deliver 2019

June 3, 2019
IDRC is joining thousands of leaders and advocates from all over the world to revitalize efforts to achieve gender equality at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver from June 3 to 6.  Conference delegates can attend several IDRC-hosted events and visit the IDRC booth to learn how the knowledge, innovations, and solutions we support with our many research partners are empowering women and girls.
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Main events

The power of evidence for driving progress and change
June 3, 1–3 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 202-204

IDRC’s pre-conference talk-show style discussion will feature the latest evidence on how to harness power to bring about progress and change by addressing individual power, structural barriers, and collective action. Seasoned researchers and practitioners will link research to real-life change.

Conference goers can register here.

Redressing power imbalances: using research to transform gender relations
June 4, 12–1:30 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 214

This session showcases core principles and practices that contribute to gender transformative research. We will launch a publication that uses case studies to illustrate the value of addressing the root causes of inequality, building systemic partnerships for change, and strengthening capacities.

Conference goers can register here.

IDRC co-hosted side events and concurrent sessions

Rethinking research “excellence”: building and implementing a more comprehensive and inclusive definition to advance transformative science
June 2, 3–5 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 208-209

Panel discussion co-hosted with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

From cradle to grave: How civil registration and gender data impact the rights of women and girls
June 4, 7–8:30 a.m.
The Fairmont Waterfront, Cheakamus Room

Breakfast event co-hosted with the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, Data 2X, and Open Data Watch.

Conference goers can register here.

Beyond financial inclusion: Skills building and financial education
June 4, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 214

Session curated with Pro Mujer and research partner Centro Latam Digital.

Countering violence against women: International perspectives on feminist advocacy and family law reform
June 4, 5–7 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 110

Panel discussion co-hosted with Women’s Learning Partnership.

Harnessing the power of research to effect gender transformative change
June 4, 8–10 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 213

Participatory workshop with the American Jewish World Service and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice.

Challenges and opportunities of financial inclusion for women in the Global South
June 5, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 212

Session curated with Pro Mujer.

Integrating Gender Equality in Climate Adaptation
June 5, 5–7:30 p.m. PDT
Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront, Malaspina Room

Panel discussion on gender, community resilience, and adaptation to global challenges. Followed by networking reception.

Free. Register here.

Ending the drudgery: Solutions to addressing women’s burden of unpaid care work
June 6, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 217-219

Session curated with Data2X, the International Labour Organization, and Oxfam Canada.

Women Deliver 2019 Conference Film Festival

M’resh Means Beautiful
June 6, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
M’resh Means Beautiful is part of the official selection of the conference’s three-day film festival. It will screen with five other shorts on women entrepreneurs.

IDRC booth activities and events

Visit the IDRC booth for ongoing poptalks, discussions, video screenings, debates and much more.