[16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] Fw: Report Launch Event 1.30.08 - Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda

Ravi Karkara rkarkara at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 28 10:06:49 EST 2008

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Subject: Report Launch Event 1.30.08 - Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda

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present the launch of 
Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda 

With remarks by report authors 

Ruth Levine 
Vice President for Programs and Operations, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development 
Cynthia Lloyd 
Senior Associate, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, and Chair, Bixby Fellowship Program, The Population Council 

Margaret Greene 
Director, Population and Social Transitions Team, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)  

Caren Grown 
Economist-in-Residence, Department of Economics, American University 

Discussants include 
Kathy Calvin 
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, United Nations Foundation 

Caroline Ryan 
Director of Program Services, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator 

Joanne Sandler 
Interim Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) 

Gaisu Yari* 
Afghan immigrant, currently seeking asylum from forced marriage and gender discrimination 
*With assistance from Feroza Yari , translator 

Moderated by 
Lawrence MacDonald 
Director of Communications and Policy, Center for Global Development 

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. 
Light breakfast provided 

Hilton Washington Embassy Row 
Ambassador Room 
2015 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 
Closest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line) 
The well-being of adolescent girls has a decisive impact on developing countries' current and future economic and social prosperity, but girls' needs remain at the margins of global development policies and programs. Why should we pay more attention to girls? What difference can adolescent girls make in achieving positive development outcomes? How can stakeholders initiate effective investments that will give girls in developing countries a full and equal chance for rewarding lives and livelihoods? 

Following a personal statement by a young woman who has experienced many hardships in her own country, the authors of Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda will present their findings and policy recommendations. Participants will also hear from leading policy-makers about key strategies to improve the well-being of girls and young women. 
Download the report. (PDF)

This event is made possible with the generous support from the U.N. Foundation and the Nike Foundation. 


International Center for Research on Women (IRCW) | 1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW | Suite 302 | Washington, D.C. 20036

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