Monday
Mar 17
2014
Clinton Presidential Center

Empowering Women and Girls

March 17, 2014 | Great Hall
Photo caption: Nearly 20 years ago at the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, Secretary Clinton declared that "women's rights are human rights" and called for the full and equal participation of women. (Photo courtesy of William J. Clinton Presidential Library)
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service will host a dynamic panel on “Empowering Women and Girls.” 
 
Monday, March 17, 2014
Great Hall
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.
 
Confirmed panelists include:
Penny Abeywardena, Head of Girls & Women, Associate Director, Commitments, Clinton Global Initiative
Jimmie Briggs, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Man Up Campaign
Ruby Johnson, General Co-Coordinator, FRIDA/The Young Feminist Fund 
Jerry Jones, Chief Ethics and Legal Officer, EVP and Assistant Secretary, Acxiom
Sarah Kambou, President, International Center for Research on Women
Immaculee Kayitare, Clinton School of Public Service Class of 2014 student from Kigali, Rwanda
Gina Lopez, Senior Manager for Corporate Affairs, Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, Walmart 
 
From women's suffrage movements in the early 20th century to the Arab Spring, countless exceptional women have redefined their role in the world on their own terms. Yet the reality for many girls and women is still stark: over 60 million girls still do not have access to primary education, approximately 10 million women die each year due to nonexistent or low-quality healthcare, and three out of every four war fatalities are women or children. The education and empowerment of girls and women is not only a moral issue—it is also a critical economic issue. Ensuring access to education, financial capital, and political participation for women is among the most impactful strategies for advancing long-term sustainable development. From the creation of all-girls schools to women-run microcredit cooperatives, guests can learn how to support the projects that are working to empower girls and women.
 
Program is FREE and open to the public. However, reservations are required. To reserve your seats or questions on the program, please email publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or call (501) 683-5239.