Adrienne Germain, President Emerita of the International Women’s Health Coalition

Women’s Health and Human Rights: Leadership and Advocacy

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International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is a widely recognized architect of the international movement for women’s health and human rights. Adrienne Germain has led IWHC’s work on international health and population policy with the UN, governments and NGOs especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has provided sustained support for the building of women’s health and rights organizations in several low-income countries. In June, 2012, Ms. Germain received the United Nations Population Award in recognition of her lifetime work. Ms. Germain holds a B.A. from Wellesley College (1969), an M.A. in sociology and demography from the University of California at Berkeley, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bard College. In November 2012, Ms. Germain was a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Develop at the Harvard School of Public Health.