Join Together for Girls at Women Deliver 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Women Deliver. This year, Together for Girls (TfG) is participating in the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in a big way. From a conference-long interactive booth space to organizing and hosting multiple side events, we’ll be out and about alongside fellow conference delegates from June 3 – 6—making meaning connections at this global gathering of inspired advocates and youth leaders.


Check out our schedule of Women Deliver events below, including TfG co-hosted concurrent sessions, Power Talks, evening events and much more. Be sure to follow our Women Deliver journey on Twitter and Facebook, and stay up to date with our ten year anniversary news, success stories, and more with #Togetherfor10!

TfG is also celebrating ten years of our partnership in 2019, and we’re excited to showcase our growing work and some exciting new conversations at Women Deliver this year. Whether you’ll be in Vancouver or participating in #WD2019 online, we’d love to have you join us and engage in the movement to end violence against girls and boys across the globe. See you in Vancouver!

All Conference Long!

TfG’s Interactive Exhibition Space and Photo Gallery


Booths 855-858, Women Deliver’s Fueling Station


Join TfG throughout Women Deliver as we host partners, participants, and youth leaders at our interactive exhibition space! Learn about the work of the TfG partnership, the global movement to end violence against children and much more. We’ll have a photo gallery, thought-provoking activations, Instagram-worthy backdrops, meet-up space and print materials from TfG and partners.


Availability: Open to all delegates

Tuesday, June 4

A Woman Even Here: Women’s Issues in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab States Region


6:15 am – 8:00 am PST | Room 208-209, Vancouver Convention Center


Hosted by UNFPA Arab States and IPPF Arab World, this interactive session will facilitate a dialogue for participants to explore interventions and approaches to stimulate political support and enhance integration of women’s issues – particularly SRH and GBV – in the regional and national preparedness and emergency response plans, strategies and policies.


TfG CEO, Dr. Daniela Ligiero will be speaking at this event, so be sure to follow her on Twitter: @danielaligiero!


Availability: Open to all delegates

Beyond the Hashtag: Power and Women’s Movements in the Era of #MeToo


10:30 am – 12:00 pm PST | Room 301-305, Vancouver Convention Center


TfG will be co-organizing this event alongside Men Engage, UNFPA, and Spotlight Initiative. Thinking beyond the hashtag, this session will explore the role of INGOs, donors, and the UN system – together with survivors. Participants will learn how people are leveraging the power of the movement to transform national systems while working towards a world where no one has to say #MeToo anymore.


Availability: Open to all delegates

The Power of Agency: Changemakers on Surviving and Preventing Gender-Based Violence


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PST | Plenary Hall, Vancouver Convention Center


Girls and women are too often portrayed as victims, when they are in fact powerful agents of change. During this plenary session, TfG CEO, Dr. Daniela Ligiero, alongside other survivors and advocates, will share power talks on how they are creating change towards ending gender-based violence around the globe.


Availability: Open to all delegates

 Power Talk: Partnerships, Moderated by Daniela Ligiero


2:45 – 4:00 pm PST | Power Stage, Vancouver Convention Center


From the Women Deliver Power Stage, TfG CEO, Dr. Daniela Ligiero will be moderating the partnerships series of Power Talks. These talks are designed to inspire, inform, and complement the panel conversations happening in plenaries and concurrent sessions through short single speeches from various event attendees.


Availability: Open to all delegates

The Time is Now: Empowering Survivors, Ending Gender-Based Violence

6:00 – 8:00 pm PST | Five Sails Restaurant, 999 Canada Place


TfG will co-host this evening reception with Jhpiego, featuring a timely conversation from a variety of speakers around ending stigma for survivors, ensuring access to critical services, and eliminating violence against women and girls.

Speakers include: Ambassador Deborah Birx, US Global AIDS Coordinator; Dr. Leslie Mancuso, CEO of Jhpiego; Dr. Ana Baptista, Jhpiego GBV Coordinator in Mozambique; and Dr. Daniela Ligiero, CEO of Together for Girls. Come join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres,  and connect with fellow GBV activists.


Availability: Registration required, space limited. RSVP here.

Wednesday, June 5

Let’s Talk About Power: Structural Gender Inequalities as Drivers of Gender-Based Violence


3:00 – 4:00 pm PST | Room 211, Vancouver Convention Center


TfG will be co-organizing this event alongside Men Engage, UNFPA, and Spotlight Initiative. Through inter-generational and gendered dialogue, panelists will share strategies to tackle GBV and engage men as allies. Participants will learn how to contribute to long-term prevention of GBV by addressing its root causes at individual, community, and state levels.

Availability: Open to all delegates

Thursday, June 6

Power Talk: Insights by Dr. Daniela Ligiero


12:55 – 1:05 pm PST | Power Stage, Vancouver Convention Center


TfG CEO, Dr. Daniela Ligiero will share her insights about how she has used her own experience as a survivor of childhood sexual violence to advocate on behalf of girls and boys around the world. Learn more about Daniela’s personal journey and how the TfG partnership is using data, action, and advocacy to break the cycle of violence.


Availability: Open to all delegates

Sex and Power: The Dynamics Between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV)


1:30 – 2:30 pm PST | Room 211, Vancouver Convention Center   


TfG CEO, Dr. Daniela Ligiero will be moderating our final co-organized concurrent session, alongside Men Engage, UNFPA and Spotlight Initiative. On the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development and its Programme of Action, this session examines successful interventions, guidance, and tools to address the linkages between SRHR and GBV.


Availability: Open to all delegates

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