Posted on behalf of Laura Altobelli, IH Section Chair
Here is an opportunity to hear early research findings on application of Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule on reproductive health as well as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in 7 countries.
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) in cooperation with Senator Blumenthal and Senator Shaheen
We invite you to a briefing:
Taking the Pulse of the Expanded Mexico City Policy
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
CAPITOL VISITORS CENTER, SVC209
First St NE, Washington, D.C. 20515
Refreshments served. Space is limited. RSVP to Annerieke Smaak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Trump Administration’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the global gag rule, is currently due for a six-month review. This expansion and re-branding of the “Mexico City Policy” encompasses all global health assistance, including funds to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Expert speakers will share new research findings on the early impacts of this policy in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. They will also shed light on how previous versions of the policy relate to abortion rates, maternal mortality, and other areas of global health.
Bergen Cooper, Director of Policy Research, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
Vanessa Rios, Program Officer, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)
Skye Wheeler, Emergencies Researcher, Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Moderator – Nina Besser Doorley, Senior Program Officer, IWHC