Building Political Will for Gender Equity to Achieve Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival Goals

June 1, 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 562 | Dirksen Senate Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Girls are among the most marginalized and vulnerable, and reaching our shared goal of ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths within a generation will require international and national commitments. Local ownership and accountability at all levels of government is required to fully address gender inequality and ensure that every girl has the services and resources she needs.

Building on the momentum of the Women Deliver Global Conference in Copenhagen, join us for a panel discussion that will bring to Capitol Hill the timely issue of building political will and ensuring accountability for reaching girls.

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  • Dr. Daniela Ligiero, Vice President, Girls and Women Strategy, United Nations Foundation
  • Myra Betron, Director for Gender, Jhpiego/USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program
  • Nora O'Connell, Associate Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children
  • Jason Wright, Senior Director, Project Implementation, Management Sciences of Health

Refreshments will be served. 

This event will not be livestreamed.