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Realizing Rights for Women and Girls: Creating a Healthier World

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

New York, NY

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Sponsored by The Arnhold Global Health Institute and Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicineat Mount Sinai, with Weill Cornell Medical College and the Associated Medical Schools of New York.


 A conference conceived by physicians and educators, this important event spotlights the complex interactions between health and human rights for women and girls, and explores 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.

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.

8.30AM: Coffee and Check In

Session I: 9AM

  • Welcome and Intro
  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Holly Atkinson, Director, Human Rights Program, Arnhold Global Health Institute at Mount Sinai
    • Luisa Cabal, Vice President of Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights
    • Jin In, Founder, 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL)
  • Interlude: Performance by “Girl Be Heard”
  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Jessica Greer Morris, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Girl Be Heard
    • Mallika Dutt, Founder, Breakthrough

Coffee Break

 Session II: 11AM

  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Daniel Lugassy, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center
    • Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Yasmine Ergas,Director, Gender and Public Policy Specialization, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
    • Gail Dines, Author, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

Lunch Break

Session III: 1:30PM

  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Carol Cohn, Director, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, UMASS Boston
    • Yasmin Green,Head of Strategy and Operations, Google Ideas
    • Interlude: Performance by “Girl Be Heard”
  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Ryan Schlief, Executive Director, International Accountability Project
    • Allen Keller, Director, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture

Coffee Break

Session IV: 3:15PM

  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Juan Battle, Professor of Sociology, Public Health and Urban Education, City University of New York
    • Semhar Araia, Executive Director, Diaspora African Women's Network
  • Interlude: Performance by “Girl Be Heard”
  • Speaker Line Up:
    • Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

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Stern Auditorium, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1468 Madison Avenue at 100th Street
New York, NY 10029

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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Sponsored by The Arnhold Global Health Institute and Graduate Program in Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine, with Weill Cornell Medical College and the Associated Medical Schools of New York.


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