|January 2007 Gala|
Invest in Women. Invest in the World.
|Cipriani 42nd Street|
On January 23, 2007, the International Women's Health Coalition held its Sixth Annual Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Hosted by IWHC Board Chair Kati Marton, and underwritten by De Beers Group, the event raised over $1 million and was attended by nearly 500 guests. We honored two extraordinary leaders, Jan Egeland and Dr. Allan Rosenfield. In recognition of Jan Egeland's courageous leadership in the face of devastating disasters and humanitarian crises, and for bringing world attention to the devastating impact of sexual exploitation and violence on girls and women, IWHC will make a 2007 grant in his name to the Association for the Struggle Against Violence Against Women (ALVF) in Cameroun. ALVF fights for the eradication of violence from the lives of all Camerounian women and provides women with the refuge, support, and information they need to fight violence in their own lives.
|Jan Egeland with award presented by IWHC|
IWHC also honored Dr. Allan Rosenfield for his unwavering commitment to protecting the health and well-being of the world's most vulnerable populations and for his innovative work in maternal health and HIV/AIDS. IWHC will make a 2007 grant in his name to the Institute of Gender, Law, and Development (INSGENAR), an Argentinian organization that advocates for the proper treatment of women in reproductive health services at public hospitals and clinics. Dr. Rosenfield was introduced by actor and philanthropist, Richard Gere.
|IWHC President Adrienne
Germain (left) with IWHC Board Member Diana Taylor
Mónica Carrillo, founder and director of the Center for Afro-Peruvian Studies and Empowerment (LUNDU), spoke about her organization's work to empower young Afro-Peruvians to overcome the pervasive discrimination they so frequently encounter. Guests also heard from Varda Shine and Rosalind Kainyah of De Beers Group, IWHC Board Member Diana Taylor, and IWHC President Adrienne Germain.
Read the speakers' remarks:
Welcome and remarks by Kati Marton, 2007 Gala Emcee & IWHC Board Chair
Tribute to Jan Egeland; with introduction and award presentation by Kati Marton
Tribute to Dr. Allan Rosenfield; with introduction by Richard Gere and award presentation by Diana Taylor, IWHC Board Member
Remarks by Varda Shine and Rosalind Kainyah, De Beers Group
Remarks by IWHC Partner Mónica Carrillo; with introduction by Adrienne Germain, IWHC President