On Monday, March 29th at 7:30pm (EST), our friends at ONE are hosting a conference call with Melinda Gates and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer. This call is open to anyone who pre-registers for the event.
On this call, they’ll be talking about how smart programs are transforming lives—particularly for women—in the world’s poorest places. Women are the backbone of their communities, growing 80% of the food in Africa, putting children into schools, using microfinance to start small businesses, hanging anti-malarial bed nets, and getting their children vaccinated against deadly diseases. They may be disproportionately impacted by infectious diseases, such as AIDS and malaria, and too often lack important tools and resources, but they have the potential to lead the fight against poverty. It’s already happening every day.
That’s why we’re particularly excited to hear from these two leaders. Melinda Gates will share success stories from the Living Proof Project and what we can each do to help empower women globally. Ambassador Melanne Verveer will talk about her work with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s efforts to put a new focus on women and girls.
Please join us for this historic event. Register here.