Monday, October 15, 2012

Wed, Oct. 31: Meet MICHELLE BACHELET

THE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT "MOVING HISTORY FORWARD" AWARD RECEPTION AND LECTURE FEATURING MICHELLE BACHELET, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN WOMEN

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Dr. Michelle Bachelet is the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Under her leadership, UN Women leads, supports and coordinates the work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at global, regional and country levels.

Dr. Bachelet most recently served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. A long-time champion of women's rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women's empowerment throughout her career. As Defense Minister, she introduced gender policies intended to improve the conditions of women in the military and police forces. As Minister of Health, she implemented health-care reform, improving attention to primary care facilities with the aim of ensuring better and faster health-care responses for families.

Please join the Women's City Club as we honor Michelle Bachelet with the Eleanor Roosevelt "Moving History Forward" Award. Dr. Bachelet truly represents Eleanor's vision, integrity and commitment to human rights and women's empowerment. Her tireless advocacy for justice and equality inspires all people to live their lives in dignity and freedom. Dr. Bachelet acts boldly to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, former WCC member Eleanor's greatest achievement, and continues to inspire and implement change across the globe.

Date:
Wednesday, October 31st

Time:
Reception at 11:30 am; Program starts at 12:00 pm

Venue:
3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street

Registration:
WCC and Co-Sponsor Members: $25; Guests: $40
Click here to RSVP.

Co-Sponsors (list in formation):


Committee on the Status of Women - New York


Medical Women's International Association

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