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EVENT ADVISORY: The Power of Women: Intersections in the Global Climate and Reproductive Rights Movements
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: The Power of Women: Intersections in the Global Climate and Reproductive Rights Movements

Washington, D.C. — Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the global community, and women are more likely to bear the brunt of the consequences due to inequities in power at the intersections of gender, race, and income, among other factors.

Women around the world—particularly women of color, low-income women, and women in the “global south”—are already facing many challenges that are exacerbated by the effects of climate change, from poor reproductive and maternal health outcomes to worsened economic security to surges in gender-based violence. At the same time, women are strategically positioned to combat climate change and secure sexual and reproductive health and rights. They are leading the charge in their families, in their communities, and in politics to promote equity and bodily autonomy and t0 mitigate the worst consequences of a changing planet.

For International Women’s Day 2020, we invite you to join the Center for American Progress and Planned Parenthood Global for an armchair discussion with youth climate activist Vanessa Nakate, followed by a panel discussion featuring domestic and international leaders in climate justice and reproductive rights. The panelists will explore the intersections of climate change and reproductive health and autonomy and will discuss the domestic and international initiatives on which women are leading the way.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

In conversation:
Vanessa Nakate, Founder, Rise Up Movement
Osub Ahmed, Senior Policy Analyst for the Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress

Panel discussion:
Dr. Jade Sasser, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside
Carole Osero-Ageng’o, Associate Regional Director of Policy and Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Global’s Africa Regional Office
Malia Luarkie, Co-Founder, Indigenous Women Rising

Moderated by:
Shilpa Phadke, Vice President of the Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress

Monday, March 9, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event. If you require ADA-related accommodations for your in-person attendance at this event, please email [email protected] as soon as possible so that we may assist you.

For more information, please contact Colin Seeberger at [email protected].

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