On June 11-13, 2006 women leaders from around the globe – including heads of state, leading advocates for children, philanthropic leaders and Nobel Laureates – gathered at the Dead Sea in Jordan for a three-day conferenceto address the critical issues of maternal and newborn mortality and accessto education for girls, the president press office reported.
The conference, entitled Mobilizing for Action, washeld under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and organized by the National Council for Family affairs (NCFA) in Jordan and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in the United States. Its goal was to determine the most effective way to turn the tide on maternal and newborn mortality and to ensure that girls everywhere have access to education.
Нer Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah spoke at a Sunday opening ceremony on June 11.
The conference also marked the launch of the Global Women’s Action Network for Children, a new international advocacy group led by prominent women around the world dedicated to identifying, funding and supporting programs to help women, girls, and infants.
Kateryna Yushchenko addressed the conference on the health effects of Chernobyl and Ukraine’s progress toward the achievement of its Millennium Development Goals.
Invited by Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Kateryna Yushchenko visited Dar Al Aman (Safe House), a facility for children whose parents are deprived of parental rights, andthe Royal Family Center, where girls and future mothers are taught to bring up children.
Then the President’s wife met with Princess Basma Bint Talal, Head of the Board of Trustees of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development. They spoke about their charitable experience.
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