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Defending Global Women's Health and Rights in Challenging Times
The sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls around the world continue to progress, despite fundamentalist and political backlash, and other threats. Françoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition, will speak about what the international women’s movement has accomplished, what we might expect in terms of domestic policy implications from the incoming Trump administration, and what can be done to prevent rollbacks and guarantee advances in challenging times.
Françoise Girard is President of the International Women's Health Coalition and a highly regarded advocate for women's rights and sexual and reproductive rights and health. She is an expert on strategic philanthropy in the developing world, and served as Director of the Public Health Program at the Open Society Foundations from 2006-2011. Françoise is regularly consulted by UN and intergovernmental agencies and has played a key advocacy role at UN conferences on population and development, women’s rights, and HIV/AIDS. She has contributed many articles to peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Adolescent Health; Science, Health and Human Rights; International Family Planning Perspectives; and Reproductive Health Matters. Her other publications include Global Implications of U.S. Domestic and International Policies on Sexuality (2004), as well as chapters in SexPolitics: Report from the Front Lines (2007) and Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward (2009).