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Day of the Girl panel in aid of mothers2mothers

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Join us on the eve of the International Day of the Girl as Bloomsbury brings together four unique commentators to discuss the issues preventing girls from achieving happy and healthy lives around the world and here in the UK. What are their toughest challenges? Where can they thrive? How can we best support them the world we share?

Together we'll explore all of the most important issues with an expert panel of guests and follow @BloomsburyInst for further updates on this event.

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- Emma France, European Director of mothers2mothers
- Anna Wiliamson, author of
Breaking Mad
- Juliet McGrattan, author of Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health
Chaired by: Harriet Minter

International Day of the Girl Child 2017 | Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using these data to inform key policy and program decisions, can we adequately measure and understand the opportunities and challenges girls face, and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems. Learn more >>

DATE: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
FORMAT: Doors open and drinks served from 6pm. Our panel in discussions, followed by Q&A from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.
VENUE: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP (nearest station: Tottenham Court Road)
PRICE: £15 (early bird) / £20 (after August 31st)

All proceeds of this event will go to mothers2mothers to support in their mission to create a generation free from HIV. See more about their work at: https://www.m2m.org

In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 200 babies are infected with HIV each day and nearly 11,730 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV every week.

This is unacceptable and tragic as it is almost entirely preventable. m2m trains and employs local, HIV-positive mothers as trusted frontline healthcare workers. Their intimate understanding of the social and cultural challenges of living with HIV gives them a unique ability to form trusted relationships with other women. Mentor Mothers provide support on living with the virus, avoiding transmitting it to their babies, and staying healthy. In m2m’s 15 years of working in sub-Saharan Africa, the organisation has achieved virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the women m2m’s Mentor Mothers serve.

This year m2m are committed to driving m2m’s adolescent health programming to a new level in response to the changing face of the epidemic – that of an adolescent girl. We know that a generation born free of HIV will not be possible unless we tackle head-on the myriad of health and wellbeing challenges that young girls face in sub-Saharan Africa.

Through m2m’s vital work, the NGO are reaching some of the most vulnerable, at risk adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. The work they do will empower adolescent girls and young women to make informed, positive life choices and become agents of generational change. A generation free from HIV.

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This event is hosted by Bloomsbury Institute, a divison of Bloomsbury Publishing.

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