This week, June 3–6, members of EnCompass’ gender team are in Vancouver, Canada, for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference. Every 3 years, this forum brings together more than 7,000 people from around the world to discuss and advocate for women’s and girls’ health, rights, and well-being. This year, the focus is on power, “and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change” in gender equality.

With so many participants from diverse sectors and industries at the conference, EnCompass is honored to have two team members presenting and to have a booth (#776) in the exhibition hall.

A digital poster by Diana Santillán, Senior Gender and Evaluation Specialist, will be on display Tuesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to noon (Pacific time), about the Transform: Primary Health Care project. Stop by to hear about the important work in Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan, which aims to prevent maternal and child deaths.

Heran Tadesse, Senior Gender Advisor on the Transform: Primary Health Care project, will speak on a panel on Thursday, June 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Pacific time) about how young men and young women in the field of sexual and reproductive health follow different trajectories due to gender-related factors.

Other members of our team will be there, participating in sessions on women’s economic empowerment, male engagement, preventing and responding to gender-based violence, and the role of youth in advocacy. They will also be staffing exhibition booth 776 to share information about EnCompass’ global work in gender and inclusive development.

Attending virtually? The plenary and select sessions will be livestreamed on the conference website and the WDLive Facebook page. Follow @EnCompass_World and @WomenDeliver on Twitter for real-time updates, and use the following hashtags to join the conversation: #WD2019, #ThePowerOf, #WomenDeliver, and #YouthVoices.