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Turning the Tide for Women and Girls: A Dialogue on Gender and the HIV Response


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 23, 2012

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On Wednesday, July 25, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, is hosting a reception and panel on women, girls, and gender equality as part of the global HIV response.

The event, held during the XIX International AIDS Conference, will serve as a call to action on these critical issues as an essential component of ensuring an AIDS-free generation.

During the event, a Davos-style conversation will be moderated by Kyle Gibson, Editor-at-Large, Newsweek, and Executive Producer & Managing Editor, Newsweek’s Women in the World.

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues
  • Lois Quam, Executive Director, Global Health Initiative
  • Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator
  • Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Thokozani Khupe
  • Mandisa Madikane, GlobalGirl Media, South Africa

Members of the media are invited to cover the panel and participate in a press conference immediately to follow. The event is closed to the public.

Hash tags associated with the panel are: #AIDS2012; #ENDofAIDS; #GenHIVFree.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:45 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

7:00pm-8:00pm

Venue: The National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

Click here for a map of the museum.

Parking:
Metered street parking is minimal.

Nearby parking garages include:

  • CarrPark at 1450 F Street, NW
  • CarrPark at 1201 F Street, NW
  • PMI at 1345 G Street, NW
  • PMI at 1301 H Street, NW

Media interested in attending should send RSVP and questions to Kate Glantz at GlantzKE@State.gov or call 202-663-2952.

For more information on PEPFAR and S/GWI, visit: www.pepfar.gov and http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/.



PRN: 2012/1192



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