Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls

In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. It is critical that we unleash the power of women and girls to alleviate poverty and accelerate progress on all of our global development goals.

When women are healthy and educated and can participate fully in society, they trigger progress for themselves as well as for their families, communities and countries. Help us raise the profile of women and girls, unleashing their potential and empowering them to be engines of change.

Tomorrow, UNFPA and partners will be hosting a discussion on this matter, and you can be part of it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
3:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

Speakers:

Lois Quam, Executive Director, Global Health Initiative, U.S. Department of State

Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

A panel of youth advocates including: Phil Hay (moderator), Human Development Network, World Bank; Monique Coleman, Actress, High School Musical, and United Nations Youth Champion; Ronan Farrow, Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State; Alexandra Garita, Program Officer, International Policy, International Women’s Health Coalition; Natalie Imbruglia, Singer, Actress and Ambassador, Virgin Unite; Kakenya Ntaiya, President and Founder, The Kakenya Center for Excellence

A special letter from Ashley Judd, Actress, Humanitarian and PSI Global Ambassador

This event will be live-streamed and posted afterwards at http://www.7billionactions.org.

Follow on Twitter at @7BillionActions and discuss the event using #7billion.

Or even share your story on the 7 Billion Actions Facebook Wall.

 

 

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