Nicholas D. Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times op-ed columnist, will speak on Wednesday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the 5th international conference Adolescent Girls as the Cornerstone of Society: Building Evidence and Policies for Inclusive Societies. Organized by The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs and UNICEF, this three-day event begins on April 26 at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Other speakers include New School faculty and students, UNICEF and UN staff, international academic and research institutions, and NGO practitioners.
This event brings together more than 30 organizations and agencies representing more than 20 countries to promote international discussion around empowering the nearly 600 million adolescent girls who live in developing countries. Current discussion about adolescent girls revolves around sexual and reproductive health issues such as early marriage, sex trafficking, genital mutilation, early pregnancy, and rape. While these remain critical topics, this conference will take a broader look at global trends and discuss programs and policies that consider adolescent girls as central to developing strategies to address today’s global challenges. Admission is free and open to the public. To register please visit: www.equityforchildren.org.