CONFERENCE "Realizing Rights for Women and Girls: Creating a Healthier World"

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 08:30 to 17:00
Stern Auditorium, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 1468 Madison Avenue at 100th Street, NYC, NY
Carol Cohn, Director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights will be speaking at "Realizing Rights for Women and Girls: Creating a Healthier World," a conference conceived by physicians and educators to spotlight the complex interactions between health and human rights for women and girls.  Topics ranging from gender-based violence, trafficking, and human rights violations in the context of war and asylum, to women’s access to education, legal systems and economic participation will be explored.
A diverse and accomplished array of speakers and participants will provide an environment of exploration and innovative thought, with the aim of inspiring meaningful and positive change in our local and global communities
Speakers will include:
  • Joanne Ahola, Psychiatric Director, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights
  • Semhar Araia, Executive Director, Diaspora African Women's Network
  • Holly Atkinson, Director, Human Rights Program, Arnhold Global Health Institute at Mount Sinai
  • Juan Battle, Professor of Sociology, Public Health and Urban Education, City University of New York
  • Luisa Cabal, Vice President of Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Carol Cohn, Director, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, UMASS Boston
  • Gail Dines, Author, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
  • Mallika Dutt, Founder, Breakthrough
  • William Easterly, Professor of Economics, NYU
  • Yasmine Ergas, Director, Gender and Public Policy Specialization, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Jessica Greer Morris, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Girl Be Heard
  • Yasmin Green, Principal, Google Ideas
  • Jin In, Founder, 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL)
  • Allen Keller, Director, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
  • Daniel Lugassy, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council
  • Rohini Pande, Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
  • Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Ryan Schlief, Co-Director, International Accountability Project
Sponsored by The Arnhold Global Health Institute and Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,
with Weill Cornell Medical College and the Associated Medical Schools of New York.

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