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Rights Make Might! Reproductive Rights as Economic Empowerment for Women and Young Girls

On March 17 2015, Dr. Catalina Herrera-Almanza, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, participated in a panel event for the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women for the United Nations. The panel summary is as follows:

“Rights make might! Reproductive rights and economic empowerment intersect to affect the lives of women and girls. Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa shows that access to family planning and reproductive health care can empower women and girls to continue school, participate in the labor force, and increase their economic productivity. Participants will explore how improved access to reproductive health care and better health might enhance the economic well-being of the most vulnerable women and girls.”

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Published On: April 6, 2015 |
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