A Dangerous Dilemma: The Impacts of the Global Gag Rule

Date: 3/06/2009
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Hosted by The Wagner Women's Caucus and co-sponsored by the International Public Service Association, the Global Health Alliance, the Wagner Health Network, and the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa

The Mexico City Policy (also known as the Global Gag Rule) is a United States executive order mandating that no federally funded NGO provide or promote abortion services or counseling. Yet this policy, enacted and rescinded along presidential party lines since 1984, impacts a broad swath of international health care - from family planning to HIV/AIDS prevention - and can have serious financial consequences for provider organizations.  

Join the Wagner Women's Caucus for a moderated panel discussion with leading international health policy makers and providers, as we explore the policy's impacts and its future under the new presidential administration.

- Giselle Carino, Program Officer/Abortion, International Planned Parenthood Federation
- Mary Beth Hasting, Deputy Director, Center for Health and Gender Equity
- Laura Laski, Director, Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division, UNFPA
- Marianne Mollmann, Advocacy Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Moderated by Sonia Ospina, Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy, NYU Wagner