“Investing in Women and Girls” Exhibit at the Matthews-Fuller Library

Woman and childThe Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, and the DHMC Arts Program, are honored to bring the “Investing in Women and Girls” Exhibit, a part of the Dartmouth Healthcare Community’s eighth annual Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health Symposium held in November 2011, to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center from April through June 2012.

The overall goal of the Exhibit and complementary programs is to engage our general, academic and professional communities in discussions concerning the economic, social, physical health, safety and well-being of women and girls everywhere. Women and girls continue to be disadvantaged by the lack of access to health care, education, financial services, property, and power. In the Exhibit you will find information about the status of women and girls in New Hampshire and across the globe. You will also discover lectures, photographs, videos and artifacts demonstrating many local, national and global initiatives that invest in women and girls.

Sections of the Exhibit appear inside and outside Matthews-Fuller Library and in Chilcott Lounge outside Auditorium G in the Rubin Building at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The audio and video presentations by four Symposium speakers, listed below, are available outside Matthews-Fuller Library:

  • Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA: Making  A Difference
  • Sarah Degnan Kambou, PhD, MPH: Pushing at the Margins: Women, Vulnerability and Resilience in Marginalized Communities
  • Marilyn Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN: When Women and Girls are Healthy, a Nation is Healthy: Making a Global Difference
  • Ana Langer, MD: Women and Health: Addressing Current Needs and Setting the Future Agenda
The speakers’ remarks address:
  • interconnected factors that heighten girls’ and women’s vulnerability to disease in marginalized communities throughout the world;
  • the interface among practice and research, service, and health policy with respect to global women’s and girls’ health;
  • local, regional and global investments in women’s and girls’ health, safety, education, economic status, recreation and/or sport; and,
  • strategies for helping girls fulfill their dreams for social, educational, economic, recreational and athletic opportunities.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said:

What we are learning around the world is that if women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well.

We hope you will find the time to explore the resources we have gathered to illustrate the status of women and girls in our communities and around the globe, and to take action to make your own investments in this world-wide challenge.

Mary Turco, EdD
Symposium Co-Director

John Butterly, MD
Symposium Co-Director

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