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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Convened by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI)

of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

in collaboration with the

University of Washington Department of Global Health
University of Washington Department of Surgery
University of Washington School of Law

FORUM LOCATION: UW Medicine - South Lake Union Campus, Brotman Auditorium, 850 Republican Street, Seattle

9:00 am Welcome Benjamin O. Anderson, MD

9:15 am Why Human Rights are Critical for Women's Health Beth Rivin, MD, MPH 

9:45 am Deadly Dilemmas in Women's Health: A Model for Advocacy and Policy Change Maureen Kelley, PhD

10:05 am Contextual Realities of Women's Health in Rural Africa Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso, MD, MPH, FACPM

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Women's Health in Saudi Arabia: Fact and Fiction Samia Al-Amoudi, MBBch, CABOG

11:10 am Civil Society Action to Improve Women's Health and Rights Liz Thompson

11:35 am Panel Discussion Dr. Anderson moderates

For all who share interests in Human Rights and Women’s Health, this unique half-day, open forum of distinguished national and international experts will initiate an influential new program, the GLOBAL WOMEN’S HEALTH RIGHTS FORUM, to be launched in 2013. This multi-disciplinary project will link academic and practitioner perspectives in global health and justice to develop innovative women’s health programs internationally. In collaboration with partners across the globe, the Forum seeks to create new ways of improving and sustaining good health for women in different social and cultural settings.  

The GLOBAL WOMEN’S HEALTH RIGHTS FORUM will explore the integration of women’s empowerment, international human rights law, global bioethics and implementation science to address the causes and consequences of gender and health disparities to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for women.


 UW Medicine - South Lake Union
 UW Medicine - South Lake Union