International Women’s Day 2012

The Women and Health Initiative formed a planning committee of students, faculty, and staff to plan HSPH’s 2012 celebration of International Women’s Day. There were several events on campus on March 8th to commemorate the day, as well as activities leading up to the day.

International Women’s Day 2012 Photo Contest 
We received 16 beautiful submissions for our International Women’s Day 2012 “Women and Health” Photo ContestClick here to view all of the submitted photos.

1st Prize – “Great Need for Basic Needs” by Maria Joachim

IWD 1st Place - Maria Joachim

“Health workers washing and drying gloves in the sun for re-use in mobile tubal ligation surgery clinics in Sindhuli district, rural Nepal.”

2nd Prize – “Women and Dental Care” by Solomon Chen

IWD 2nd Place - Solomon Chen

“Taiwan Chiayi Nujiang Medical Team goes to Yunan provice, China every year to provide free medical service and health education for the minority people. This photo showed one nurse was teaching a Lisu woman how to use the toothbrush and take care of her teeth.”

3rd Prize – “Gabi!” by Tara Banani

IWD 3rd Place - Tara Banani

“I was researching the integration of traditional medicine with modern medicine in Mali for Winter Session. This photo is of an 8 year-old, the daughter of the founder of a women’s human rights NGO in Mali.”

March 5th – March 9th
Donation Drive to Support Rosie’s Place
HSPH collected two large boxes full of non-perishable food items to support Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in the Boston area. 

March 8th
Seminar on Human Trafficking
12:30pm-1:30pm
Kresge G-2
Welcome – Ana Langer
Panelists – Audrey Porter, My Life My Choice Program
               Charlie Clements, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Followed by a question and answer session facilitated by Jennifer Leaning

Evening Reception
5:30pm-7:00pm
FXB Atrium
An evening of speakers and performances reflecting on International Women’s Day
Welcoming remarks – Dean Julio Frenk
Announcement of photo contest winners – Ana Langer
Multimedia retrospective on International Women’s Day – Norma Swenson and Bekka Lee
Performance – Cambridge Dance Company