A National Conference Call to Discuss Recent Efforts to Curtail U.S. Support for International Family Planning and Reproductive Health --with Robyn Russell, Deputy Director, Universal Access Project.
The new U.S. administration and Congress have taken and are considering actions that severely jeopardize international family planning and reproductive health programs. Robyn Russell, Deputy Director of the Universal Access Project at the United Nations Foundation, will outline the impact of these actions, which include the Global Gag Rule and cuts to UNFPA (the UN Population Fund), as well as immediate steps you can take to support international women’s health and rights.
About Our Speaker
Robyn Russell is the Deputy Director of the Universal Access Project (UAP) at the United Nations Foundation, a project designed to strengthen U.S. leadership on international reproductive health. In her role, Robyn leads UAP’s storytelling work and private sector partnerships. She also works with champions everywhere from the Hill, to the Administration, to Hollywood, and beyond to advance global policy while bringing in new advocates for international reproductive health and rights.
Robyn joined UNF after five years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Mike Quigley, most recently as his Legislative Director, where she worked extensively on a wide range of domestic and international reproductive health issues and has worked closely with groups including CARE, PAI, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and many others. Robyn attended Loyola University in Chicago for her undergraduate degree and received her M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Governmental Studies, with an emphasis on international reproductive health policy.
Monday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET
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