April 17, 2018 | 6:30pm
Mandarin Oriental – New York
The International Women’s Health Coalition envisions a world where all women and girls can realize their human rights. We strengthen women’s organizations working at the local level and advocate alongside them at the global level to advance health and equality. Join us as we honor tireless champions fighting for these goals. High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will accept the IWHC Visionary Leadership Award. Monica Oguttu will accept the Joan B. Dunlop Award. Last year, IWHC raised over $1 million, and we are counting on supporters like you to help us reach our goal this year!
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IWHC Visionary Leadership Award
High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2014. Previously, he served as Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York for 11 years, and in January 2014 was President of the UN Security Council. He was Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States between 2007-2010, and represented Jordan before the International Court of Justice in 2004 and 2009. Zeid also played a key role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
In 2004, Kofi Annan appointed him as his Advisor on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and the 2005 ‘Zeid Report’ provided the first comprehensive strategy for the elimination of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Operations.
Joan B. Dunlop Award
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KISUMU MEDICAL AND EDUCATION TRUST (KMET)
Monica Oguttu is the Executive Director of the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET)—an IWHC grantee partner organization that provides comprehensive reproductive health services to women and girls and advocates for their rights.
Trained as a registered nurse and midwife, she managed a busy maternity unit at Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital for 15 years. In 1996, after witnessing firsthand the injuries and deaths suffered by women and girls as a result of unsafe abortions, Oguttu co-founded KMET to promote health and education among underserved communities. KMET runs 22 clinics across the western region of Kenya and provides support for an additional 109 clinics.
Awardees and IWHC experts may be available for interviews prior to the award. The dinner is open for press coverage to a limited number of journalists. For interview requests, to express interest in covering the event, or to request high-resolution images, please contact: [email protected].