June 13, 2013 – Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, and Alicia Ely Yamin, Program Director for the FXB Center’s Health Rights of Women and Children (HRWC) Program, were expert participants in the Harvard School of Public Health’s Forum event on “Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide.” The event was held in the Forum’s studios in partnership with Vulcan Productions, a founding partner for the 10X10 campaign focused on the new Girl Rising film that follows nine girls from nine countries and the transformative power of education in their lives.
The discussion was moderated by Abigail Trafford, author and former Health Editor for the Washington Post, and featured Richard Robbins, Academy Award Nominee and Director of Girl Rising; Donna Barry, Advocacy and Policy Director for Partners in Health; and David Canning, Professor of Population Science and Professor of International Economics and International Health, HSPH.
Professor Bhabha leads the FXB Center’s Champions project, which takes a positive deviance approach to study the triggers of success that allow young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to reach university-level education. Ms. Yamin’s HRWC program aims to promote equitable and sustainable progress on women’s and children’s health and human rights at both the national and international levels.
Visit the Forum page to watch the on-demand webcast.