Rio+20 and Women’s Lives: a Cross-generational Dialogue

Ford Foundation Pavilion (Museum of Modern Art), Rio de Janeiro
From: 20.06.2012 to: 20.06.2012

The Ford Foundation will hold “Rio+20 and Women’s Lives: a Cross-generational Dialogue”, a side event to be held on 20 June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro. At the press briefing, co-sponsored by the Center for Environment and Population (CEP), the Climate Wise Women and the Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development, six outstanding global women activists (from Uganda, Nigeria, Cook Islands, Mississippi/US, Philippines, and Brazil) young and old, share their personal narratives to help us understand the cross-cutting impacts of climate change and other environmental issues on their lives. In conversation they will also discuss the importance of women’s empowerment and reproductive health, and new, innovative connections among women of all ages for practical implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). President Mary Robinson, first woman President of Ireland, (1990–97) and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR; 1997–2002) will be a speaker at the event.


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