|IWHC to Increase Presence in Washington, DC|
The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) is pleased to announce that, as of October 2012, Jennifer Redner will be joining IWHC’s staff as Senior Program Officer, U.S. Foreign Policy. Jennifer has a stellar reputation in Washington, DC, where she has represented IWHC for nearly 5 years as part of the GoodWorks Group consultancy led by Ellen Marshall and David Harwood.
Jennifer brings a depth of strategy, policy communication, and technical and policy expertise on sexual and reproductive health and rights to the IWHC team. She will remain based in Washington, DC., and will be supported by a Program Assistant. “I am absolutely thrilled that Jennifer has agreed to join IWHC at this crucial time, when there is so much the US government can and must do to advance and protect women’s rights. Jennifer is well known for her integrity, passion, collaborative posture and for the excellence of her work, and it’s very exciting to have her join IWHC as a full-time staff person,” said Françoise Girard, IWHC’s President.
IWHC’s work and commitment to
shaping U.S. foreign policy has grown over more than a decade of
engagement. An enhanced and permanent presence in Washington, DC will
bolster IWHC’s ability to capitalize on opportunities to advance the
health and human rights of women and young people, particularly
adolescent girls. IWHC’s enhanced policy efforts will be coordinated by
Shannon Kowalski, IWHC’s new Director of Advocacy and Policy.
advances the health and human rights of women and young people by
supporting and strengthening local leaders and organizations working in
their community and at national and regional levels; by advocating for
international policies, programs, and funding; and by seeking to
influence U.S. foreign policy on these matters. Given the significant
impact U.S. policy has on the lives of women and girls around the world,
IWHC has worked with representatives of both political parties in the
Executive and Legislative branches of government to increase support for
comprehensive, accessible, and evidence based funding, policies and
programs on a breadth of issues, including preventing forced and early
marriage, ensuring the full range of sexual and reproductive health
services, including for HIV/AIDs, and protecting human rights.