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Connect with Us at Women Deliver

Visit our booth, come to our events, and see where CARE staff are speaking.

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Visit CARE’s and our partners’ booths

Visit our booths and learn more about our work directly from some of the very people making it happen – our staff and partners. You can find us in the KIVU tent area at booth K 81-82 – Aisle 1.

Come to our events

Tuesday, July 18

  • Side Event: What Works to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda: Indashyikirwa’s Experience
    Time: 7:00 – 8:30 am CAT
    Location: Kigali Convention Center, Room MH 2-1

    This side event will bring together experts, donors, policy makers, academics, and advocates to share experiences and lessons learnt from a transformative approach to prevent intimate partner violence/GBV called “Indashyikirwa/Agents for Change.” This flagship program, implemented by CARE and partners in Rwanda from 2014-2018, was shown to have been highly effective in reducing intimate partner violence. The program has generated learnings that have informed adaptations in different countries including Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, DRC, and Kenya.

  • Concurrent Session: The A-Team: Partnerships Advancing Adolescent/Youth Gendered Equality, Education & Empowerment
    Time: 9:30-11:00 am CAT
    Location: Kigali Convention Center (KCC), Room MH1-1

    This event will bring together local, national and international NGOs, donors and government actors to discuss gender-equal and equitable strategies for working with young people. As strategies, curricula, and spaces are refined to match the current needs and realities of young people, the event will aim to create a safe space for sharing and reflecting on what is needed at community and local levels when it comes to working with adolescents, particularly girls, to further their educational, learning, and developmental needs.

  • Side Event: Government Leadership, Frontline Health Workers (FLHW) and Strengthening Health Systems: Successes and Learnings
    Time: 17:30-19:00 pm CAT
    Location: Kigali Convention Center, Room MH 2-2

    This event will be a panel discussion with frontline health care workers, government representatives, and other stakeholders to discuss lessons learned related to the work of frontline health care workers, their structural contributions to maternal, neonatal, and child health outcomes, and what constitutes success from various perspectives.

  • Concurrent Session: Galvanising Feminist Activism to End Son Preference and Daughter Aversion
    Time: 17:30-19:00 CAT
    Location: Ubumwe Grande Hotel, Kigali (Room name: Kivu 1)

    This event will bring together inspiring CSO and feminist leaders to share their knowledge, experience and reflections about gender transformative approaches to end son preference and daughter aversion; and opportunities for a more feminist grounded approaches to address the practice.

Thursday, July 20

  • Virtual Concurrent Session: Catalyzing Collective Action through Gender Transformative Nutrition
    Time: 15:15-16:30 pm CAT
    Location: Virtual

    Practitioners, policy, and decision makers continue to struggle to address how nutrition, sex and gender equality and empowerment interact and affect diverse communities across societal domains and their impact pathways. This session will explore and highlight the potential of the GTFN to tackle gender inequalities and improve nutrition outcomes by analyzing gender power dynamics and engaging in nutrition programs at national, sub-national and community levels. To ensure programmes are gender-transformative and address the full social complexity of malnutrition, we will discuss the power and challenges of the consultative and engagement process when using a co-creation approach, setting the stage with experiences from the progress of operationalizing this framework and its vision moving forward. We will explore experiences on how to ensure a meaningful voice and decision-making role of participants and intended end-users from the start of program and/or policy design and development.

Events featuring CARE staff

Tuesday, July 18

  • Integrating Humanitarianism into Feminist Foreign Policies
    Time: 9:30-11:00am CAT
    Location: Room AD 12-2
    Panelist: Claire Mathonsi, AVP Gender Justice, CARE USA

    Crises often rollback the advancement of women’s rights, deepening inequality and injustice, but their catalytic nature also provides an opportunity for transformative change. This session explores why humanitarianism, specifically a feminist humanitarian approach, must be integrated into feminist foreign policy in order to not miss such critical opportunities. Members of the Feminist Humanitarian Network and representatives of donor governments will discuss how existing feminist foreign policies have been experienced by women-led and feminist organizations in the Global South, and how feminist principles and a feminist humanitarian approach can be better incorporated into the feminist foreign policy agenda.

    This event is led by the Feminist Humanitarian Network.

  • Learning Out Loud: Holding Ourselves Accountable to Equity Everyday
    Time: 11:30 am-13:00 pm CAT
    Location: TBD
    Panelist: Madhu Deshmukh, Vice President of Program Strategy and Impact
  • Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF) Women’s Empowerment Projects
    Time: 19:30-21:00 pm CAT
    Location: Lemigo Hotel, Lemigo 1
    Panelist: Agnes Loriba, CARE Ghana

    This event will share research findings from the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF), a project that supports the development of affordable livestock vaccines, targeting diseases that impact women and men livestock smallholders, and facilitates their access and use at scale. A set of four participatory action research projects within LVIF are addressing the barriers faced by women in livestock vaccine systems across six countries and generating new evidence on how they can better benefit and participate in these systems. The event will showcase the key findings of the research to policymakers and agenda setters, including highlighting successful solutions to improve women’s access to livestock vaccines and support their participation in livestock vaccine value chains and promote the importance of gender mainstreaming in the livestock subsector.

    This event is led by the International Development Research Center (IDRC).

  • The Forward Fight: Our Global Work for Reproductive Rights
    Time: 19:30-21:00 pm CAT
    Location: Kigali Mariott Hotel, Muhazi, Virunga Room
    Panelist: Rebecca Davidson, Chief of Party – SHE SOARS program, CARE Canada

    The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and Devex are pleased to invite you join us at Women Deliver in Kigali to discuss the latest developments on abortion law and policy globally! Brief remarks will be provided by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of CRR; Pascale Allotey, Head of HRP at WHO; The Honorable Marci Ien, Canadian Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth; and a Representative of the Gov’t of Rwanda. The event will feature Amanda Banura of the Youth Coalition for Reprodutive Rights, a Youth Advisory Board Member for CARE Canada’s SHE SOARS project (GAC-funded project) which is focused on youth SRHR in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia. RSVP required here

Wednesday, July 19

  • Reframing Systems: Centering Women’s and Girls’ Leadership in Humanitarian Action
    Time: 9:30-11:00 am CAT
    Location: Room MH3-1
    Panelist: Tamara Juberg, CAFI Project Manager, CARE USA

    Collaboratively designed by UNHCR and VOICE, this session aims to reflect on challenges and propose solutions based on the expertise of women and girls – in all their diversity, including those with lived experience of forced displacement – for the transformation of systems and including those led by displaced and stateless women and girls (WRLOs). The solutions proposed during the session could materialize into joint, multi-stakeholder pledges towards 2023 GRF – an opportunity to reinforce solidarity and accountability. One of the key dimensions of this event is to “Reframe Who Leads” and “Create Space” through a “whole system in a room” approach. Participants are encouraged – as leaders, community members and experts – to take ownership of the safe space created, building trust, and seeking for complementarity, as well as reflecting and sharing about their capacity and potential contribution to address the effectiveness of localisation efforts, including system transformation, equitable representation, access to resources, identity and lived experiences.

  • A Feminist Approach to Gender and Hunger
    Time: 11:30 am-13:00 pm CAT
    Location: TBD
    Panelist: Pranati Mohanraj, Food and Water Security, CARE USA

    The panel will be comprised of a diverse group of experts bringing together advocates, women-led organizations, international NGOs, donors and government representatives from diverse backgrounds to present solutions to the causes and consequences of hunger on women and girls.

    This event is led by Action Against Hunger.

  • Break the Wheel: Reflections on Re-Imagining a Just International Development System
    Time: 15:30-17:00 pm CAT
    Location: Plenary stage
    Panelist: Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro, CARE International Secretary-General

    The global reckoning for racial justice and the increasing calls to shift the power have placed decolonization firmly in the global agenda. What progress have we made towards decolonizing the international development sector and our organizations? And how do we hold ourselves accountable for progress towards decolonizing our organizations? “Beyond a Seat at the Table” brings together practitioners, activists, sector and gender equality organization leaders, and academics to take a deep and uncomfortable look at the legacy of colonialism in our work. Together, we will assess the progress of a less racist international development sector, and discuss the solutions that are driving reform as well as the lessons learned to date on unlearning colonial logic in our organizations and work. This session will energize the urgent call for a new model, it will equip the audience with practical ways to re-shape their feminism and advocate for a transformative and liberatory gender sector that recognizes and respects the diverse experiences and struggles of women and gender diverse individuals worldwide.

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