CARE Supports Women Deliver 2013

CARE Supports Women Deliver 2013

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ATLANTA (May 17, 2013) - CARE, one of the world's largest poverty-fighting organizations, is proud to be sponsoring this year's Women Deliver conference, advancing the goal of ensuring that the health and rights of girls and women remain at the forefront of global humanitarian and development agendas.

CARE believes that access to quality healthcare is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue. It is essential to women being able to take their equal place in society.

While significant progress has been made in improving women and girls' health and rights under the Millennium Development Goals, such progress has been uneven and inequities remain – often among the most vulnerable populations. Improving sexual, reproductive and maternal health and addressing the continuing disparity is central to CARE's commitment to gender equality and the reduction of poverty and social injustice. A focus of CARE's work is the belief that women's empowerment, gender equality and human rights must be a core component of any development framework for women's health going forward.            

"CARE's experience shows that the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women cannot be achieved through the provision of health services alone," said Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE. "Real change requires addressing underlying and systemic factors, including the pervasive gender inequality that undermines the health and well-being of women and girls throughout their lives."

Read "Achieving Real Change for Women and Girls" by Dr. Gayle and Dr. Julia Newton-Howes, president and CEO of CARE Australia on the Women Deliver website.

CARE's experts from around the world will attend the conference, and participate in panel discussions highlighting CARE programs that have achieved substantial results not only in the improvement of women and girls' health but also in advancing their rights and empowerment.

CARE invites all those attending Women Deliver, taking place in Kuala Lumpur on May 28-30, to visit our booth and attend CARE's panels to learn more about our gender empowerment, rights based, and sexual, reproductive and maternal health work.

CARE's booth will be located in Hall #5, Stand number 292 & 285. Experts from our country offices will be available to answer questions and share stories from their experiences in the field; including representatives from Australia, Benin, Ca.m.bodia, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Lao PDR, Malawi, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Uganda and the United States. Please see the below schedule for further details on the panels CARE is presenting on, including presenter, panel topic, time and location: 



Jesse Rattan, Director, CARE USA
"Lessons from the Field: Preventing Unintended Pregnancies in Humanitarian Crises"
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room 304

Thumbiko Msiska, Project Manager, CARE Malawi and Madhu Deshmukh, Director of Special Initiatives, mHealth Alliance, and moderated by Christine Galavotti, Director SRMH, CARE USA
"Participatory Governance to Improve Coverage, Quality, and Equity of Maternal Healthcare"
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room 305


Joseph Maulana, Principal Technical Advisor, M&E, CARE Malawi
"Economic Empowerment and Health Protection: Can Microcredit Be the Platform to Reach Millions?"
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom 1

Feven Tassew, SRH Coordinator, CARE Ethiopia
"Young Motherhood: Against all Odds"
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom 2


Amanda Moll, Senior Project Coordinator, Gender and Empowerment, CARE USA
"Marginalized Adolescent Girls"
11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Conference Hall 1

Ariel Frisancho, National Coordinator of Social Rights Progra.m.mes, CARE Peru
"Accountability and Remedies in Context of Sexual and Reproductive Rights Violations"
11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Room 307            

Madhu Deshmukh, Director of Special Initiatives, mHealth Alliance
"Power Up: e-Education and Digital Learning"
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Room 402



Christina Wegs, Senior Technical Advisor, SRMH, CARE USA
"CARE Launches Innovative New Tools to Measure Women's Empowerment and Youth Empowerment and Leadership"
10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., Exhibit Hall

Madhu Deshmukh, Director of Special Initiatives, mHealth Alliance
"Leveraging Mobile Technology for MNCH: What's Gender Got to Do With It?"
12:20 p.m. - 12:35 p.m., Exhibit Hall

Red Sky Production and CARE International
"Second Chances: Releasing the Power of Girls"
11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m., Hospitality Suite 2, back of Exhibit Hall 2

For further information, please contact:

Carolyn Krug (on site at Women Deliver)
Senior Program Officer, Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health, CARE USA
+001 (1) 810-210-4215