October 9, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hosted by World Denver.
This event will take place at the Warwick Hotel.
1776 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
On Tuesday, October 9, WorldDenver will be joined by Lois Quam (Pathfinder International CEO) and Pardis Mahdavi (Acting Dean at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies) to discuss women’s global health issues, the issues facing displaced women, and the solutions to improve the status of women’s health and access to quality sexual and reproductive health services.
War, violence, persecution and natural disasters are all reasons why someone may be forced to leave their homes in search of safety. This migration has implications for the displaced individuals, their families and their new host communities. According to the UN Refugee Agency, an estimated 37 million people worldwide are migrating and living displaced from their communities. About half of that number are women, who often lack access to basic health care because their host communities do not have the capacity to provide those services.
“Sexual and reproductive health problems are responsible for one third of health issues for women between the ages of 15 and 44 years.
Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, it is young women who bear the brunt of new HIV infections. This also leaves them particularly vulnerable to tuberculosis – one of the leading causes of death in low-income countries of women 20–59 years.
One in three women under 50 has experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a partner, or non-partner sexual violence – violence which affects their physical and mental health in the short and long-term.”
– World Health Organization
Register for this event here.