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Faith and Women’s Role in Community and Family Health in Africa

Wednesday, February 12 at 9:30am to 10:30am

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs 3307 M St. NW, Suite #200, Washington, DC 20007

Within the field of international development, targeting women and girls is becoming a greater priority for global health policy. Women are coming to be seen as especially responsible and family-oriented, using resources and new knowledge to benefit the entire family. 

Karen Sichinga of the Churches Health Association of Zambia and Professor Myriam Vuckovic of Georgetown's Department of International Health will explore health initiatives that are designed to help women and girls, and will discuss how these can translate into ways to encourage women to take on roles as formal and informal leaders in health for their communities and families. Drawing on their experiences in public health in Zambia, Tanzania, and other African countries, the panelists will also examine how faith intersects with issues of gender and health. Katherine Marshall, executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue and Berkley Center senior fellow, will moderate the discussion. 

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