Making Contact

Making Contact – March 3, 2006

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In September 2005, women from across the globe gathered for the 10th annual
International Women and Health Meeting in New Delhi. Representing a variety
of age groups, ethnicities, religious beliefs and countries the women
assembled to share their thinking and tackle issues affecting their lives,
their health, their families and their futures.

From the rise of religious fundamentalism and the implementation of the
"global gag rule" to neo-liberal economics and environmental justice, the
common thread running through the weeklong gathering was improved human
rights for women.


Adatoun Illomoka, founder and executive director of the Empowerment and
Action Research Centre; Rashida Bee, survivor of the 1984 Union Carbide
chemical disaster in Bhopal, India; Adela Barroquilla, Filipina "comfort
woman"; Vasma Farouk, Afghan Women Skills Development Center in Kabul;
Coudou Bop, Senegalese feminist scholar; Alibhe Smyth, director of the
Women’s Education, Research and Resource Center at University College Dublin, Ireland; Manisha Gupta, feminist health and civil rights activist in

This week’s host: Tena Rubio.
Producer: Sarah Olson.

For more information:

10th International Women and Health Meeting
Sama – Resource Group for Women and Health
c/o N.B.Sarojini

G -19, 2nd Floor, Saket
New Delhi – 110017
Phone: +91-11-55637633

Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC)

House #1267 Str.1
Near Mujahed Workshop, Parwan-e-3

Empowerment And Action Research Centre (EMPARC)

1 Wegbo Street (off 56, Iwaya Road)
Iwaya, Yaba, Lagos
Phone: +234-1-864656

Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre at
University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Phone: +353-1-7167777