On December 9, 2013, the IWHC Leadership Council Committee will host Rachel Vogelstein, Director of Women and Girls Programs at the Clinton Foundation and author of a Council on Foreign Relations report on child marriage.
Ms. Vogelstein will discuss how child marriage threatens the security and stability of countries that continue to practice it, and why ending early and forced marriage should be a priority for U.S. foreign policy.
The Young Advocates Network is a group of young people between the ages of 18-35 who come together to network, share ideas, access experts in the field, and take action to ensure a just and healthy life for women and girls worldwide.
Members of the Young Advocates Network are invited to several free events throughout the year, including networking events, discussions and film screenings. It's free to join!
On October 31, 2013, the IWHC Leadership Council hosted a conversation with Alicia Yamin, Lecturer on Global Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Yamin discussed the recently released World Bank report about investing in women's health.
Yamin's essential message was investments in reproductive health are a major missed opportunity for development, and that the challenge is in implementing sustainable, effective policy reforms that address both health and gender inequality.
The 2013 Annual Gala took place on Monday, April 8, at The Pierre in New York City. IWHC honored Christiane Amanpour, Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News and host of "Amanpour" on CNN International, for being a champion for women and girls.
In addition, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, presented the first annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet of Action Health Incorporated for her work in advancing the sexual health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria.
On July 29, more than 30 young men and women gathered at IWHC’s office for a screening of “Made in India,” a new documentary about the human experiences behind the phenomena of “outsourcing” surrogate mothers to India.
Following the screening, IWHC Program Associate Sarah Gold and the film’s co-director and producer Vaishali Sinha led a discussion about the complexities of sexual and reproductive rights and autonomy as it relates to surrogacy.