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A Canadian guide to Women Deliver 2023 – Official and unofficial side events, sessions and activities to check out during the conference

July 17 - July 20

The Women Deliver 2023 (WD2023) conference will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from July 17 to 20! CanWaCH will be hosting a networking reception on Wednesday, July 19 for Canadian partners and key global partners in attendance. If you are attending Women Deliver in-person, please register here to book your spot.

We will also participate in a side event, Investing in Community Health Workers for Health Equity, co-hosted by two CanWaCH Members, Results Canada and UNICEF Canada, on July 20. 

Below is a list of the official and unofficial side events, sessions and activities being hosted by CanWaCH members and partners! 

This is a living resource that we will continue to update before and during Women Deliver 2023. Have an event to add? Please contact us at [email protected] or fill out this survey to tell us about your event and attendance. All times are in local time. 

Sunday, July 16:

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join us in Kigali for an inspiring networking reception hosted by the African Women’s Development Fund, Equality Fund, and the Government of Canada as we celebrate the power of partnership for gender equality.

Tuesday, July 18:

  • Transformative power of education on gender equality: Local African approaches 

12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 

Virtual session held by Programme CLE, a canadian voluntary cooperation program implemented by Fondation Paul Gérin Lajoie, Éducation internationale et la Fédération des cégeps. 

  • Evidence in action: data-driven advocacy for sexual and reproductive health 

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Room MH 4.2 

Hosted by Guttmacher Institute, African Institute for Policy Development, Action Canada for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Public Health Ambassadors Uganda 

  • L’inclusion financière comme levier d’autonomisation et de justice économiques (Financial inclusion as a lever for economic empowerment and justice) 

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Virtual session held by Développement international Desjardins (DID)

  • Launch of the Global Contraception Policy Atlas 

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Room MH 1.1 

Hosted by European Parliamentary Forum, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Arab Institute for Women at LAU, Africa Region Office (ARO), IPPF, Fòs Feminista, Organon

  • Amidst world crisis, a feminist approach to gender and hunger 

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lemigo Hotel 

Hosted by Action Against Hunger

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ruhondo Room, Lemigo Hotel

Planned in coordination with Oxfam Quebec, Oxfam Novib and Oxfam Canada. 

Wednesday, July 19:

  • Inclusive and empowered feminists movements through practical intersectional approach/ Mouvements féministes inclusifs et autonomisés grâce à l’intersectionnalité mise en pratique 

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room #AD10.2

Hosted by Humanity & Inclusion

  • Bridging the gap: Delivering SRH and economic empowerment for girls

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room #AD12.1

Co-facilitated by Kore Global 

  • Advancing SHRH through safe spaces in the oPt and Ghana

 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Virtual Session held by Oxfam-Québec Power to Choose and partners from Ghana and the OPT 

  • Promoting social justice through youth and women’s engagement and leadership in health 

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kigali Convention Center. 

Hosted by Partners in Health, Inshuti mu Buzima (IMB), and University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) 

  • Networking reception alongside Women Deliver 2023 hosted by CanWaCH

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heaven Restaurant – No 13KN 29 St, Kigali

We look forward to providing a space for Canadian delegates and our global partners to connect with one another, share learnings and galvanize momentum for the work that lies ahead to ensure that women and girls, everywhere, are able to realize their right to thrive in full health.

Register here

Thursday, July 20:

07 a.m. to 08:30 a.m. at Lemigo Hotel, room NashoKG 624 St, Kigali, Rwanda \

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the Action Against Hunger side event to live a creative experience to discover, understand, and take individual and collective action to fight gender inequalities in hunger, with a feminist and intersectional approach. If you want to learn more about the link between Hunger and Women, to meet our team, and to spend a very interesting and collaborative morning together (with french breakfast) please join us!

Information and registration details:

  • People Power! Investing in community health workers for health equity

Breakfast 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.. Panel 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Room #AD11, Kigali Convention Centre

Hosted by Results Canada and UNICEF Canada

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kigali Convention Centre

Side event hosted by Save the Children 

  • Catalyzing collective action through gender transformative nutrition

 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Virtual session hosted by World Vision Canada, University of Toronto, Nutrition International, CARE Canada, CARE USA, Save the Children Canada, Bruyère Institute, Action Against Hunger Canada, HealthBridge 

Here are some of the organizations hosting exhibits and booths during the conference – be sure to check them out!

  • Médecins du Monde: S53 
  • Développement international Desjardins (DID): K36
  • Orbis Canada: K3. Orbis has also contributed to the IAPB’s booth, K9.