2019 Women Deliver Conference

The GEAS and our partners will host a series of side events at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, BC! The sessions will be hosted with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rutgers Netherlands, and the Institute for Reproductive Health Georgetown in collaboration with multiple other GEAS partners. Each of the events are open to all delegates!

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Critical reflections on meaningful youth participation in research: What can we learn from young co-researchers and approaches that involve them?

6:00- 8:00 pm

Sunday, June 2

Vancouver Convention Center, Level 1 (West Wing), Room 109

The “insider” status of young people as co-researchers can increase access to study informants, enhance data quality and depth, and empower young people. But it also comes with a range of challenges. What can we learn from young co-researchers, from adults who involve them and from their experiences, mistakes and successes? Find out first hand through interactive sessions with young co-researchers from Indonesia and their mentors! 

 Rutgers is hosting an inaugural, specially coordinated networking reception directly afterwards in the foyer outside of room 109.

 Moderators: Miranda van Reeuwijk & Arushi Singh

Speakers: Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery (BMGF); Kia, Ines, Aang and Nana (Explore4Action Indonesia)

Please register: https://www.rutgers.international/young-people-as-researchers-event

Gender Equality Starts Early: Interventions to transform gender norms among very young adolescents

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

6:00am – 8:00am

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Mackenzie Ballroom

Early adolescence (ages 10-14) is a period of rapid change and considerable opportunity. While very young adolescents (VYA) are increasingly impacted by gender inequality, they may also be most amenable to change. This session will highlight how interventions that target VYA, their families, and communities can catalyze change in gendered attitudes, behaviors, and norms and improve health outcomes for adolescents. The session will feature three programs, led by Promundo in Malawi, Rutgers in Indonesia, and Save the Children in Democratic Republic of Congo, which are all being evaluated by the Global Early Adolescent Study, a multi-country investigation into how gender norms evolve and inform a spectrum of health-related outcomes in adolescence.

Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-equality-starts-early-interventions-to-transform-gender-norms-among-very-young-adolescents-tickets-61070711141

Beyond the Why:  A reception to reflect on the progress and look to the future of investing in very young adolescents

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Vancouver Convention Center, Level Two, Room 208-209

Co-hosted by funders invested in very young adolescents, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

 As a community, we recognize why we need to make investments in very young adolescents and that there is a growing evidence base about the kinds of investments we need to make.  Join us to reflect on the progress, explore what is happening in the areas of research, policy and program, and consider the future of investing in very young adolescents during this reception.     

Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-why-investing-in-very-young-adolescents-tickets-61890331648

Achieving Gender Equality by 2030: Putting Adolescents at the Center

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

6:00am – 8:00am

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Cheakamus

This breakfast event launches  a major new report: Achieving Gender Equality by 2030: Putting Adolescents at the Center of the Agenda, and a corresponding commentary inThe Journal of Adolescent Health. The report is based on working group conference of international experts. We will hear from global youth leaders as well as those who framed the recommendations on issues, barriers and opportunities to achieving gender equality by 2030.

Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/achieving-gender-equality-by-2030-putting-adolescents-at-the-center-tickets-60476175870