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Small Actions, Huge Solutions: Reducing Poverty for Women and Girls

Friday, March 15, 46 p.m.


This event will focus on the intricate relationship between promoting gender equality, empowering women and girls, and reducing poverty around the world, with a particular focus on education, health, food insecurity, and climate justice. Speakers will articulate insightful strategies employed in the eradication of poverty within their communities.

Discussion Topics and Speakers


  • Eduard Bruwer, IHAN, South Africa

Health/Mental Health:

  • Pia Riggirozzi, Professor of Global Politics, University of Southampton, United Kingdom; Co-Director, Global Health and Policy Centre
  • Gabrielle Casper, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine, Sydney

Food Insecurity:

  • Camesha Grant, Ph.D., Vice President of Community Connection and Reach, Food Bank of NYC

Climate Justice:

  • Julie Gafney, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Strategic Mission Initiatives and Executive Director, The Center for Community Engaged Learning, Fordham University