Francoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, is a longtime advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, and HIV & AIDS. We welcome her public lecture in honor of International Women’s Day.
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Françoise Girard is President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) and an advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, and HIV and AIDS. Françoise was Director of the Public Health Program at Open Society Foundations (OSF) from 2006-2011, where she was also Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Haiti in the 1990s. From 1999 to 2003, she was Senior Program Officer for International Policy at IWHC, and thereafter a consultant for IWHC, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and DAWN, a network of women’s rights activists from the global South. She has played a key role in advocacy on reproductive health and women’s rights with UN agencies and at UN Conferences such as ICPD+5, Beijing+5, General Assembly Special Sessions on HIV/AIDS and on Children, ICPD+10, the 2005 World Summit (Millennium Development Goals) and the 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals).
Read her artice on Zika and Reproductive Rights here.