Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Development, Health and Reproductive Rights: A Case Study in Afghanistan by Taraneh Salke

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:30pm

Sierra Hall 321

Taraneh Salke is the founder and executive director of Family Health Alliance (FHA), a nonprofit organization focused on advancement of women's reproductive health and rights in resource poor environments (https://familyhealthalliance.org/). An advocate of global women's health and rights, she speaks extensively nationally and internationally (http://taranehsalke.com/), about the importance of cultural sensitivity and relevance in implementing global development programs. Her award-­‐winning documentary "Where Are The Men?" depicts women's health and status in Afghanistan and opportunities missed by the international community to advance women's development in this male dominated society (http://www.wherearethemenmovie.com). In 2013, Taraneh was honored at the Women of The World Awards, sponsored by 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association. The award recognizes "women who are impacting lives throughout the world." Please download the event flyer for Development, Health and Reproductive Rights: A Case Study (pdf).

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