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Raising girls: Day of the Girl panel for 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.

Our four amazing panellists:

- Emma France, Global Development & Strategic Development 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

Day of the Girl panel at Bloomsbury Publishing

Counselor, life coach, Master NLP practitioner and experienced broadcaster. ANNA WILLIAMSON uses these skills as an agony aunt and psychology expert for This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and new celebrity dating show on MTV, Single AF. She is also the host for the National Lottery Xtra and talkRADIO’s Saturday night show, 'Later With Anna Williamson.' Her debut book 'Breaking Mad,' an anxiety busting guidebook published by Bloomsbury this year, became a number 1 best seller.

JULIET MCGRATTAN is a GP of 13 years experience. As a Champion for Physical Activity for Public Health England, Juliet runs education sessions for health care professionals about the importance of exercise for health and wellbeing. Juliet is also the UK Director of Women's Health Lead and Master Coach for 261®Fearless which is a global non-profit organisation whose mission is to use running as a vehicle to empower and unite women of all backgrounds and abilities, all over the world. As a writer, Juliet has written columns and features for Women's Running magazine and website and selected linked titles for a number of years, and also contributed to Nell McAndrew's Guide to Running. Juliet's passion is improving health and well being through exercise. Her first book, Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health, is published by Bloomsbury.

EMMA FRANCE established the European office of m2m in 2011. Emma began her career as a project finance lawyer at the International Law Firm, Allen & Overy. She has served in various board roles in national and local charities, including as Vice-Chair of Amnesty International UK and as governor of various primary schools. Emma is currently a trustee of the Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust. She has also served as a Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School whilst consulting with charities around strategy and change.

HARRIET MINTER is a journalist and broadcaster, specialising in female leadership. She founded and edited the Guardian's Women in Leadership section, which focused on women in the workplace, and now writes a column for the paper on Women in Tech. She is also a columnist for Psychologies magazine and hosts The Badass Women's Hour on TalkRadio. She's written for publications including The Times, Huffington Post and The Pool. Prior to working at the Guardian she completed a Politics degree at Newcastle University following which she started her journalistic career at RollonFriday.com, the leading news site for lawyers. She is a regular speaker on women's rights, the future of work, and digital media. In the past two years she's given two TED Talks, the first on the importance of learning to fail and the second on yoga, which have had 10s of thousands of views. Outside of work her passions include high heels and big boats - just not together.

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 Friday, September 8th)

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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