This post is part of our online salon: A New Agenda for Girls' and Women's Health and Rights, co-hosted with UN Dispatch.
Saturday, March 8th was International Women's Day – a day celebrated every year that focuses on the unique issues affecting women and girls globally and emboldening ourselves to act on these challenges. In honor of International Women's Day and in order to foster a lively discussion and debate on what the best way to address these global issues may be, RH Reality Check is thrilled to introduce our first co-produced and co-hosted online salon with our partner, UN Dispatch.
Our participants (from around the world) include:
- Frances Kissling, former President of Catholics for a Free Choice
- Michelle Goldberg, Author, Journalist
- Kavita Ramdas, President of The Global Fund for Women
- Deepali Saur Gingh, RH Reality Check/India
- Vanessa Valenti, Feministing.com
- Masimba Biriwasha, RH Reality Check/Thailand and Zimbabwe
Adrienne Germain, President of the International Women's Health Coalition, will kick off our online salon. In a report commissioned by the Better World Campaign, Germain addresses what an agenda for addressing the global health of women and girls must look like and the opportunities the next President of the U.S. has to create an agenda that includes these crucial issues. The report is also summarized in this video:
Over the next 10 days, our panel of women and one man will discuss Adrienne's ideas, as well as their own. These experts in women's health and rights from around the world will engage in an online conversation bringing to the salon their own areas of expertise, passion about these issues and unique ideas on how we can save the health and lives of women and girls around the world. We hope you will join this discussion too!
And when you're done reading head over to OnDayOne.org and submit your own ideas on what reproductive and sexual health issues our next President must address!