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IWHC President Speaks at the UN on Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

Written By: Lori Adelman
February 22, 2010

 

Today, IWHC President Adrienne Germain spoke on a luncheon panel held before a special event on philanthropy and women at the UN.

The luncheon preceded a United Nations event hosted by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), called “Engaging philanthropy to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment,” which featured special guests such as Her Grace Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and actress Geena Davis. The programme took place on International Corporate Philanthropy Day here in the U.S.

Germain was joined by other international leaders, including a representative of Becton, Dickinson and Company (a for-profit), and shared perspective on how IWHC is working on health and broader development issues, specifically in regards to ending violence against women. For more on this topic, check out” Seven Things the World Can Do to End Violence Against Women,” a factsheet recently published as the result of a collaboration between the International Women’s Health Coalition, the World AIDS Campaign, International Aids Women Caucus (IAWC), and Women Won’t Wait.

For more on the event, including a partial transcript, check out today’s press release issued by the Global Health Council on their blog.

UN Photo via Joao Araujo Pinto

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