New York, NY, September 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) member, Child Family Health International (CFHI) recently convened a forum at the United Nations on the Empowerment of Women.
Held in New York City on September 15th, the forum focused on the need for greater investment in women and girls to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide as well as the role empowerment plays in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. The event coincided with the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The forum featured Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury former Under-Secretary General and High Representative of the UN (OHRLLS) as a moderator and Jessica Evert, MD, Medical Director, Child Family Health International, Monika Mitchell, Good Business International, and Hema Pandey, India Coordinator, Child Family Health International.
The panel of women spoke of their own experiences as women and the challenges they’ve faced as well as the progress they’ve made. There was also a participant dialogue centered on strategies for success and ways to support women around the world.
The forum was a great success and CFHI has been asked to return and continue to support women’s empowerment and other important issues.
About Child Family Health International
Child Family Health International (CFHI) a global family of health professionals and students working at the grassroots level. We support our International Partners though community health projects and Global Health Immersion Programs. CFHI's 20+ programs in 5 countries connect local health professionals with international students -transforming perspectives about self, global health and healing. www.cfhi.org
The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is an association of non-governmental organizations involved in international volunteer work and internship exchanges. IVPA is an association of volunteer sending organizations but does not organize or run its own volunteer programs. IVPA stand for responsibility in the field of international volunteer abroad programs. Members are expected to uphold the IVPA's Principles and Practices as guidelines for good programming as well as meet stringent membership criteria.
Genevieve Brown, Executive Director
International Volunteer Programs Association
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