BENEFITING: CENTER FOR HEALTH AND GENDER EQUITY INC
ORGANIZER: CENTER FOR HEALTH AND GENDER EQUITY INC
I'm the president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and I'm joining my staff in the 20 for 20 campaign to raise friends and funds for CHANGE--not just because it's my job, but because I believe in the work that CHANGE does for women and girls globally.
Twenty years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, the US government joined more than 170 countries and made a commitment to promote women’s health and human rights globally through its foreign policy and assistance. CHANGE was created at that time to hold the US accountable to that commitment, and we continue to do that today.
For 20 years, CHANGE has led campaigns to ensure that US foreign policy advances the health and human rights of women and giurls. We have led fact-finding missions to ensure that US taxpayer money is being used to promote women’s human rights. And if we find that it is not, we bring that information back to Washington to change policies. We train advocates and bring the voices of women from the global south to Washington to speak truth to power with policy-makers in Washington so that US policies are based on what women need, and what works on the ground--not political expediency.
Please join us by giving a 20th Anniversary donation and enabling us to continue to advocate for the health and rights of women and girls globally for the next 20 years and beyond!
Follow me @SerraSippel on Twitter & use the hashtag #CHANGE20th to keep up with our anniversary activities.