Empowering Women and the MDGs: Progress Achieved and Challenges Ahead

August 18 marks 500 days away from the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Goal 3, which aims to promote gender equality and empower women, has had considerable successes, but much work still lies ahead.

As we mark #MDGMomentum, join us for a nationwide conference call on empowering women in the context of the MDGs with Daniel Seymour, Deputy Director of Programs for UN Women, and Emily Courey Pryor, Senior Director of Women and Girls Initiatives at the UN Foundation. Alice Dahle of UNA Women will also give an overview of this affinity group’s mission and activities.

Call In Details:

Monday, August 18, 2 p.m. ET

U.S./Canada Dial-in: 877-681-3374
Passcode: 3720536

About our speakers:

Daniel Seymour is UN Women’s Deputy Director of Programs, having previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff/ Strategic Planning Advisor to the Executive Director. He began his career as Save the Children UK’s first Human Rights Officer. He has worked in government as an advisor on child rights to Robin Cook, the UK Foreign Secretary, with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Kosovo Mission as a human rights monitor and head of office, and as Save the Children Alliance Representative to the United Nations in New York. He joined the UN with UNICEF in 2002 working first in the Child Protection Section of Program Division, then as Planning and Social Policy Officer in the Viet Nam Country Office, and finally as Chief of UNICEF’s Gender and Rights Unit. During that time he was elected chair of the OECD/ DAC’s Human Rights Task Team.

Emily Courey Pryor is the Senior Director of Women and Girls Initiatives at the UN Foundation, focused on women’s economic empowerment, gender data, and adolescent girls. She worked previously with Gilead Sciences, an innovator in HIV treatment, managing corporate giving and the Gilead Foundation. Early in her career, Emily worked for the American Red Cross National Headquarters on disaster relief and international programs. She also serves as a founding Board member of One By One, a US-based NGO focused on treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula.

Alice Dahle is a co-chair of UNA Women. She has been a member of UNA-USA since 1991, serving as past Treasurer and President of the Linn County Chapter and on the Iowa Division Board from 2005 to 2012. Alice has also been an active member of Amnesty International for the past 30 years. From 1993 to 1995, she acted as Midwest Representative to Amnesty International USA’s national Committee on the Human Rights of Women, and in connection with that position, she attended the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. She was Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Coordinator for Iowa from 2004 to 2010 and is now Co-chair of Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group.

 

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August 18, 2014 at 2pm - 3pm
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