O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium:
Women's Health and Reproductive Rights: National & Global Perspectives
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
1:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Dining Room, Hotung Room 2001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
or via live stream here
Around the globe and in the United States, women face significant disparities relating to health which can be compounded by other factors such as age, race, socio-economic status and geography. In particular, many women face challenges around accessing appropriate and effective reproductive health interventions or being subjected to unnecessary reproductive health interventions that can lead to maternal mortality and breaches of their human rights. This is not only an issue in low-income countries as the United States is currently the only high-income country with increasing rates of maternal mortality. This session of the colloquium will examine the burden of disease related to women’s health and reproductive health disparities and explore legal and policy frameworks both domestically and abroad that seek to redress these issues.
Rebecca Reingold, Institute Associate, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
Professor Victoria Jennings, Director, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
Aram Schvey, Senior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects, Center for Reproductive Rights
Professor Alicia Ely Yamin, Director, Health & Human Rights Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The purpose of the Colloquium is to engage leading experts, Georgetown Law students and faculty, and interested members of the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in global health law, policy and governance. The 2016 Colloquium will address two themes. First, at a time of increasing inequality, economic uncertainty, and evolving health and other threats, how can health law and public health be used to foster security—personal, community, national, and ultimately global security that leads to healthier populations the world over? And, second, what are the roles of different stakeholders in effecting policy change and how can lawyers and others advance change through different roles, whether as government policymakers, community advocates, researchers, or litigators?
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
The O’Neill Institute Colloquium is open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the public.
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