Aiming for Maternal Survival: Promoting the Rights of Women and Girls

October 29, 2010

Aiming for Maternal Survival: Promoting the Rights and Health of Women and Girls
Date: Saturday March 8th 2008

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Venue: Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1

An international panel of speakers will discuss the conditions that underlie ‘the global emergency of maternal mortality.’

International Centre for Research on Women

Rohini Pande “Women Deliver for Development summary – Maternal mortality: the global emergency”

United Nations Population Fund

Azza Karam “Culture, religion and the health of girls and women.”

The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development (FORWARD)

Naana Otoo-Oyoryet “Child marriage”

Girl Child Network Zimbabwe

Hazviperi Betty Makoni “Girl’s empowerment”

International Initiative for Maternal Mortality & Human Rights

Gunilla Backman “Developing an Action Plan”

WHO World Health Organisation

Mario Merialdi “ Inequity and the need for social research”

Options UK

Kirstan Hawkins “Paticipatory ethnographic research in sexual, reproductive and maternal health programs”

NUI Galway and the University of Zambia

Mary Manandhar “Researching socio-cultural and gender contexts of maternal survival in Zambia ”

Speakers from Irish NGOs including AkiDwA, Banúlacht and others to be confirmed.

The event will also host painting from the WHO Exhibition Entitled “ART FOR HEALTH!”


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