Posts tagged ‘PBS’

Event: “The Bottom Line: How Big Business Is Empowering Women and Girls” @icrw #hwhtw

The International Center for Research on Women has an intriguing event coming up in DC on March 7:

“Join ICRW for its Passports to Progress event on the eve of International Women’s Day, March 7. A diverse panel of corporate and social enterprise investors will discuss how and why big business interests are banking on the future of women and girls half a world away.”

Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, PBS NEWSHOUR
Darlene Daggett, former President, QVC U.S.; Founder and Executive Director of Ikatu International
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking
Charlotte Oades, Global Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment, The Coca-Cola Company
Jackie VanderBrug, Managing Director, Criterion Ventures and Women Effect Investments

With a special presentation by Tara Ann Lundy, Concept Development Manager, Vestergaard Frandsen

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; program starts at 7:00 p.m.

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

To register or for more information:

February 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

“When Women Make Peace” @pbs #hwhtw

I had the honor of attending a private screening of this eye-opening documentary series last week at CFR, with a lively question-and-answer session with filmmaker Abigail Disney. 

“Are women inherently more peaceful than men? And are women’s interests always united when it comes to debates over war and peace?

“These are just some of the intriguing questions brought up by a new PBS documentary series, Women, War, and Peace.” 

Read more:

November 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Event: Peace Unveiled in Afghanistan @USIP @vitalvoices #hwhtw

As part of USIP’s “Women and War” series, on October 5th USIP and Vital Voices are hosting a pre-screening and panel discussion of the new film, “Peace Unveiled.”

Women and War Series: Peace Unveiled in Afghanistan

Panel Discussion and Film

Hosted by Congressman Russ Carnahan, and co-hosted by the Office of Senator John Kerry and the Office of Senator Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Fork Films, the Institute for Inclusive Security, and Vital Voices, are pleased to collaborate on the pre-screening and panel discussion of the new film, “Peace Unveiled.” A discussion will follow with film producer Abigail E. Disney, film director Gini Reticker, and Michelle Barsa, Lead Advocate and Afghanistan Program Specialist at the Institute for Inclusive Security, and moderated by Kathleen Kuehnast, director of USIP’s Gender and Peacebuilding Center.

“Peace Unveiled” is the third episode of “WOMEN, WAR & PEACE,” a groundbreaking five-part PBS television series that explores women’s strategic role in conflict and peacebuilding. This documentary follows three Afghan women who have organized to protect women’s rights from being traded away in the reconciliation and reintegration process, as security operations begin to shift from ISAF to Afghan control.

Read more and register to attend:

October 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

TONIGHT: Zainab Salbi on The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer

Who: Zainab Salbi
What: PBS’s The Newshour with Jim Lehrer
When: Monday, September 13 check your local listings

In response to recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Women for Women International founder and CEO Zainab Salbi will speak to Gwen Ifill tonight about her travels to the DRC, the state of women, and how the culture of rape and violence is invading the country.

Learn more about Women for Women International’s work in the DR Congo.

September 13, 2010 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

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