Join UNA Women for a Nationwide Conference Call

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"The Political Process and Global Women’s Empowerment"


Maureen Greenwood-Basken

Executive Director, Universal Access Project, United Nations Foundation
Director of Policy Initiatives, Women and Population, United Nations Foundation

Tuesday, August 28, 6 p.m. ET


U.S./Canada Dial-in: 866-564-7431

Passcode: 861527

Please RSVP via email to unawomen@unausa.org


UNA Women, in partnership with the Council of Organizations, will be holding its inaugural conference call to discuss the role of women in the political process and how it impacts women's empowerment on a global and local level. The conversation will focus on the United Nations' work around the world to increase women's participation in the political process, as well as their impact on specific policies, such as reproductive health and rights.

About our speaker:

Maureen Greenwood-Basken
is the Executive Director of the Universal Access Project and the Director of Policy Initiatives in the Women and Population Program of the United Nations Foundation. The Universal Access Project works to achieve universal access to reproductive health, which leads to healthier women, stronger families, and more stable, prosperous communities. She manages a multi-stakeholder effort of foundations and NGOs. For the past two decades, she has worked on advocacy-based efforts for social justice. She previously worked as the Acting Managing Director of the Government Relations and Advocacy Development Unit of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA). For a decade, she served as an AIUSA Advocacy Director covering the Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, women, and other human rights topics. She conducted human rights field work in the former Soviet Union in the 1990s working for the Union of Councils. She earned a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
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