The Women Deliver 2019 Conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from June 3 to June 6. Here are some highlights:
Rights, Power and Women’s Bodies
Room 211, June 3
Baroness Sugg, the U.K.’s parliamentary undersecretary of state for international development, will lead a discussion about issues affecting women’s bodies, including abortion, gender identity, menstruation, and female genital cutting.
The Power of Tech: How do we best harness technology for gender equality?
Plenary Hall, June 4
Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will moderate a panel discussion on how women can utilize technology in addressing gender issues to achieve equality.
Healthy Women, Healthy Economies: New Insights into Womenomics
Rooms 223 and 224, June 4
Evidence will be presented on how women’s work fuels prosperity.
Youth, Sex & Rights: Expanding Choice and Fostering Enabling Environments for Young People to Thrive
Rooms 221 and 222, June 5
This forum examines why the fight for women’s rights and empowerment must be carried on by future generations.
Jack Poole Plaza, June 5
A public party to celebrate the world’s largest conference on gender equality, Culture Night will feature various musical acts, including Juno Award–winning artist Chantal Kreviazuk. She'll be joined by Fion, Old Soul Rebel, Kimmortal, and Laydy Jams in a show that will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.