Third Annual ISEGBV2024 Tentative Program

29th November 2024

11 am to 7 pm

 Arrival of guests and guests pick up from airport to the hotel

30th November 2024

9 am to 10 am

Registration of guests

10:00am-11:00am

Break Fast, Canadian National Anthem, Opening Remarks from the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee

11:00 am- 11:30am

Workshop Session: Mental Health and gender-based Violence; the emerging and critical dimension in ending gender-based violence by TBC

  • Welcome, opening remarks and panel introduction
  • The importance of investing in mental health with Ending Violence against Women and girls programming
  • Panel Q& A
  • Closing remarks

11:30am -12:00pm

Indigenous Responses to Ending Violence against women and girls

  • Introduction
  • Indigenous responses to gender-based violence
  • Q&A and Concluding remarks

12:00pm -12:30pm

No substitute for experience: Highlighting grassroot approaches to Ending Violence against women and girls. This session will address how to integrate support tailored to the needs of specific populations

  • Introduction of panelists
  • Grassroot strategies and Interventions
  • Q&A and concluding remarks

12:30pm- 1:00pm

Music and dance for the mind, body and soul. Music has a way of affecting one’s emotions, the words and beats blend to create various feelings that can bring on joy, sadness, happiness, love and more. Music can bring people down sometimes, but we plan to have artists performing 4-5 original songs that address how to stay strong or to ask for help when being faced with stigma, discrimination and human rights issues.

  • Cultural Activity Live performance on the main stage

1:00 pm- 2 pm

Covid19, Community, gender-based violence: The Importance of Community involvement in ending violence against women and girls. Communities leading the way and the importance of key population community led response in the end of violence against women and girls. This session brings together key populations led networks and organizations to articulate a vision of moving forward in the gender-based violence response that centers our needs, concerns, and visions for the future.

  • Introduction remarks
  • Covid 19 and gender-based violence in the context of community outreach and education.
  • Building on the community engagement during covid19 to mobilize against gender-based violence
  • Q&A and closing remarks

2:00pm-3:00pm

Ending stigma against survivors of gender-based violence; we know what works; we need to do more of it.

From UN agencies to community leaders, community organizations, and the ministry of women and gender and youth, there is a widespread acknowledgement that to end gender-based violence, we need to reduce stigma and discrimination and to also believe survivors. This session, led by community networks aims to inspire and mobilize stronger collective actions to reduce stigma and discrimination and we want justice- will you join us to.

  • Increasing access to justice
  • Valuing the engagement of people (Survivors)
  • Confronting stigma against survivors holds the key to ending gender-based violence
  • Q&A
  • Closing Remark

3:00 pm- 4pm:

Late Lunch and music interlude

4:00pm-5:00 pm

Closing remarks

1st December 2024

9 am to 10 am

Registration of guests

10:00am-11:00am

Breakfast, Opening Remarks

11:00am- 12:00 am

Empowerment art therapy workshop for survivors of gender-based violence- Community workshop.

This workshop for survivors of gender-based violence will serve as an extension of art therapy workshops for survivors which use art as a tool form community building and empowerment. This workshop will connect participants through artmaking, have conversations about art made by artists that are survivors and delve deeper into the power of art to bear witness to different experiences of physical and mental health, wellness and support

12:30pm- 1:00pm

Music and dance for the mind, body and soul. Music has a way of affecting one’s emotions, the words and beats blend to create various feelings that can bring on joy, sadness, happiness, love and more. Music can bring people down sometimes, but we plan to have artists performing 4-5 original songs that address how to stay strong or to ask for help when being faced with stigma, discrimination and human rights issues.

  • Cultural Activity Live performance on the main stage

 1:00pm-1:20pm: Light Drinks and Snack served

1:20pm-2:00pm

Leadership workshop:

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss how civil society and communities can most effectively become part of the national and global response, mechanisms and how to influence budgets so that survivors and community organizations are funded as a part of the government’s effort to end gender-based violence.

2:00pm-3:00 pm

Anti racism and decolonizing the gender-based violence response workshop: moving from rhetoric to reformation

  • High Level panel of thought leaders, experts and activists to provide insights and share reflections on the theme of addressing racism, racial discrimination and decolonizing the gender-based response towards ending inequalities both within organizational cultures and in ending gender-based violence.
  • The session will bring the fore experiences, challenges, gaps and opportunities for addressing specific needs of people of color and other minority groups
  • Ensuring resourced action (programs) for ending inequalities related to intersecting identities of race, ethnicity, geography, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or HIV status.
  • Anti-racism and intersectional Feminists organization development
  • Monitoring, measuring impact and accountability for implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, policies and programs towards ending racial and intersectional inequalities.

3:00pm -3:30pm:

Why should online Violence against women and girls be taken seriously during and beyond Covid-19

3:30pm – 4:00 pm

Going to the source: Sustainable financing of ending gender-based violence programs

What are the most effective and equitable ways of ensuring that sustainable financing and resourcing of gender-based violence prevention, programs and services led by survivors for survivors

  • Introduction
  • Putting the community at the forefront of decision making for sustainable financing of ending gender-based violence programs
  • Sustainable financing of the GBV programs
  • Empowering survivors by financing and resourcing EGBV programs
  • A Funding country’s perspective on sustainable resourcing on EGBV
  • Q&A
  • Closing remarks

4:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner and Music Entertainment

2nd December2024

9:00 am- 6:00 pm

Departure of Delegates