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Maya Angelou Center Brings International Women’s Health Summit to Winston-Salem, NC
Date:9/17/2012

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. The Maya Angelou Center for Women's Health and Wellness at Forsyth Medical Center announced today it will hold a three-day international summit focusing on contemporary issues affecting women's and girls' health beginning Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29. The Maya Angelou International Women's Health Summit is open to the public and will bring together internationally recognized advocates for women's health to discuss a broad range of topics ranging from the barriers and disparities in women's healthcare, to human trafficking and violence against women to empowering women and girls to lead.

Speakers at the summit are experts in the fields of healthcare design, health sciences, health policy, law, social policy, education and sociology as well as leaders of several international organizations with missions to improve women's health and well-being around the world and will include:

  • Mary E. Singletary, president of the National Council of Women of the United States.
  • Betty Makoni, founder of Girl Child Network Zimbabwean organization that champions the rights of the girl children in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, USA, and the United Kingdom.
  • Kathryn Bolkovac, a former United Nations International Police Force monitor and producer of The Whistleblower, documentary on efforts to end sex-trafficking in Bosnia. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/movies/rachel-weisz-in-the-whistleblower-on-sex-trafficking.html)
  • Imani Walker, co-founder of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, legal and policy organization that advocates for justice, dignity and policy reform for vulnerable women and girls in the United Sta
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Contact: Mike Horn
mikeh@velaagency.com
336-414-4497
Forsyth Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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