AMWA Leaders at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

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  • April 07, 2017

AMWA leaders joined leaders of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) delegation to the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held March 12-24, 2017.

The CSW opened with Consultation day and keynote address by Dr. Mabel Blanco, Woman of Distinction Awardee and poetry readings by acclaimed poet Rupi Kaur. The MWIA session, Women Doctors:  Economic Empowerment and Social Determinants of Health featured presentation by leaders from Nigeria, Canada, the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Academy Award Winning Actress Patricia Arquette and Olympic Gold Medalist and Fifa World Cup Champion Abby Wambach delivered empowering speeches at the launch of the UN Women Equal Pay Platform of Champions to help end the gender pay gap.

AMWA Leaders at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Dr. Roberta Gebhard (left) with international UN CSW Attendees

AMWA Leaders at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

L-R: Dr. Roberta Gebhard (US), Dr. Pretty Verma (Canada), Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi (Nigeria), Aishu Narasimhadeara (US), Dr. Vivien Brown (Canada), Mary Collins (European Women’s Lobby), Juan Cheby (UN Environment Program), Dr. Satty Keswani (MWIA Rep to UN), Dr. Padmini Murthy (MWIA Rep to UN), Dr. Clarissa Fabre (United Kingdom), Dr. Pam Liao (Canada), and Dr. Gail Beck (Canada).

 

AMWA Leaders at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

L-R: Sarah Chin, Dr. Eliza Chin, Hala Mohammed Jaber Al Ansari (Secretary General, Supreme Council for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain), Dr. Roberta Gebhard, Zoanne Gebhard

AMWA Leaders at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

L-R: Sarah Chin, Dr. Eliza Chin (AMWA Executive Director), Patricia Arquette (Actress), Dr. Roberta Gebhard (AMWA GETF Co-Chair), Zoanne Gebhard

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