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In September 2005, women from across the globe gathered for the 10th annual International Women and Health Meeting in New Delhi. Representing a variety of age groups, ethnicities, religious beliefs and countries the women assembled to share their thinking and tackle issues affecting their lives, their health, their families and their futures.
From the rise of religious fundamentalism and the implementation of the “global gag rule” to neo-liberal economics and environmental justice, the common thread running through the weeklong gathering was improved human rights for women.
Adatoun Illomoka, founder and executive director of the Empowerment and Action Research Centre; Rashida Bee, survivor of the 1984 Union Carbide chemical disaster in Bhopal, India; Adela Barroquilla, Filipina “comfort woman”; Vasma Farouk, Afghan Women Skills Development Center in Kabul; Coudou Bop, Senegalese feminist scholar; Alibhe Smyth, director of the Women’s Education, Research and Resource Center at University College Dublin, Ireland; Manisha Gupta, feminist health and civil rights activist in India.
This week’s host: Tena Rubio.
Producer: Sarah Olson.
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10th International Women and Health Meeting -New Delhi, India
Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) – Kabul-Afghanistan