Events & Exhibits
4December 5, 2016
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Partnership Expands to Peru
On November 18th, in Lima, Perú, the Minister of Health, Patricia Garcia, and Bill Steiger, Chief Program Officer at Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon signed a partnership agreement to expand the fight against cervical cancer. The agreement was signed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum and was well-attended by government officials, partners, and other stakeholders. Present at the signing were the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, the U.S. Department of State, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Caremn Aponte, and Peru’s Deputy Ministers of Health, Silivia Pessah and Carlos Ricse. This is Ms. Garcia’s first official signing of an agreement as the Minister of Health and marks Perú as the sixth country to roll-out Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon programs. The development and launch of the partnership demonstrate political will at the highest levels of government, and will have significant impact for the prevention and contTop Story
3December 5, 2016
“Voice of Hope” Dr. Sakeena Yacoobi Awarded 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize
Dr. Sakeena Yacoobi, founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and one of 29 inspiring individuals featured in the Bush Institute’s book, We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope, has been selected for the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize for her more than 20 years of work as an educator and humanitarian. The Sunhak Peace Prize was established to honor individuals who make significant contributions to address worldwide suffering, conflict, poverty, and threats to the environment by promoting a comprehensive, future-oriented vision of peace. In Afghanistan, Dr. Yacoobi has done just that. After the Taliban closed girls’ schools in the 1990s, Dr. Yacoobi’s AIL supported 80 underground home schools for 3,000 girls. Today, the organization rebuilds education and health systems in Afghanistan as well as provides emergency and legal aid. Seventy percent of AIL’s beneficiaries are women, and the organization is run mainly by female leadership. In adTop Story
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