Women First: Improve Society & Protect Environment
An expert discussion on innovative approaches to empowering women around the world and how this benefits individuals, societies, and the environment. Women’s rights resulting in individual economic and social empowerment is well-documented. This panel discussion will not only solidify that connection, but will also examine the links between strong sexual and reproductive health and rights and sustainable and healthy societies. Attendees will also learn about diverse barriers faced by women both domestically and internationally; the wide-ranging social, economic and environmental benefits of women having the freedom to access reproductive health care and plan their own families; and, finally, will learn about cutting-edge and avant-garde approaches incorporating technology, entertainment-education and on-the-ground advocacy to empower women and address other global health challenges.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Inform people of what sexual and reproductive health and rights for women are and the challenges being faced locally, nationally and internationally.
- Build awareness of how sexual and reproductive health and rights for women locally, nationally and internationally translates into healthier societies and environmental protection (in addition to the better known individual benefits).
- Introduce the innovative methods used to address this incredibly personal, cultural, and controversial topic that demonstrate powerful behavior change communications. Examples that will be discussed include, but are not limited to, gaming, entertainment-education, and the targeted use of technology.
- Engage the audience in dialogue about the issues and the approaches to further thinking and understanding.
- Missie Thurston, Director of Marketing & Communications, Population Media Center
- Kelly L’Engle, Senior Scientist, FHI 360
- Katie Mota, Executive Producer/CEO, Prajna Productions
- Liz Guerra, Community Mobilization Field Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Keith Annis, Executive Director, TX Chapter, Population Media Center
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