Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Guttmacher at the CSW

In honor of the 51st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and in recognition of the 2007 theme "The elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against the girl-child," the Guttmacher Institute and our partners invite you to participate in a parallel event.

Abortion Providers’ Attitudes toward Women
March 5th, 12:00-2:45 p.m., UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 10th Floor

Join an international panel of experts for presentations of new evidence and an interactive discussion on access to abortion, provider attitudes and discrimination and the potential of new technologies to empower women.

Expert Panelists:
Akinrole Bankole, Ph.D., Director of International Research, Guttmacher Institute, “Women and abortion providers in Nigeria and Uganda.”
Leonel Arguello Irigoyen, M.D., Nicaraguan Society for General Medicine, “Denial of therapeutic abortion in Nicaragua - the perspective of health-care providers.”
Beverly Winikoff, M.D., M.P.H., President , Gynuity Health Projects, “Giving Women Choices: Access to New Technologies in Abortion.”
Marianne Mollmann, Advocacy Director, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, “The Second Assault: Obstructing Access to Legal Abortion after Rape in Mexico.”
Laura Villa Torres, Youth Coalition and Ipas Mexico, “Rape, unwanted pregnancy and abortion - young people's perspectives in Mexico.”

Moderated by Linda Prine, M.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice; Medical Director of the Reproductive Health Access Project; Trainer and Abortion Provider at Planned Parenthood of New York City.

Sexual Violence against Young Women
March 6th, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, UN Secretariat Building

Adolescent girls are subject to sexual violence in schools, their homes and neighborhoods, within marriage, during conflicts and in refugee camps. For many, their first sexual experience will be forced. Many will suffer in silence.

Expert Panelists:
Pamela Delargy, Chief, Humanitarian Response Unit, UNFPA, “Young Women: Under Assault.”
Ann M. Moore, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Guttmacher Institute, “How wanted was it? New evidence on young women’s experiences at sexual debut from Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Janet Walsh, Deputy Director, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, “Counting the pills but ignoring the context: how gender-based violence is impacting women’s access and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Zambia.”

Moderated by Sharon L. Camp, PhD, President & CEO, Guttmacher Institute.

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