Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — PPD organized a satellite panel jointly with WHO on “Gender, Equity and Human Rights: Improving Health Outcomes for Women and Girls” at the Women Deliver Conference on 29 May 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The panel was attended by over 65 participants including 3 cabinet ministers, 1 parliamentarian, high government officials and representatives from different organizations.
Participants of the WHO-PPD Satellite Panel in Kuala Lumpur
During the Satellite Panel, the intersection and relative impact of a gender, equity and human rights approach in improving health and wellbeing of women and girls were explored.
discussed the impact of gender, equity and human rights on women and girls’ health outcomes;
explored importance of the synergistic strength of gender, equity and human rights through mainstreaming and;
explored gender, equity and human rights in the post MDG agenda.
The Keynote speakers at the panel were Dr. Alicia Yamin, Director, Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, François-Xavier Bagnoud, Center for Health and Human Rights; Dr Lale Say, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO; Dr. Purnima Mane, President and CEO, Pathfinder International and Ms. Sagufta Yasmin, Member of Parliament and Whip of Bangladesh Parliament, Government of Bangladesh. The panel was moderated by Dr. Joe Thomas, Executive Director, PPD.
PPD also participated as an Exhibitor during the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
ED of PPD briefing one of the visitors at PPD Booth in Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur