People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- February 18, 2011
A number of events related to tobacco use have been scheduled during the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. They include:
Free workshop - Working Our Rights Away: Women and Child Laborers on Tobacco Farms in Kenya Speak Out
Learn to use stories of women and child laborers on tobacco farms in Kenya to create successful policy and advocacy campaigns; obtain tips for using digital stories to show how transnational companies profit from child labor and indecent work in tobacco growing developing countries.
Uganda Mission in New York, Conference Room, 1st Floor, 336 East 45th St, between 1st and 2nd Avenues; Subway stop is Grand Central
15:00-18:00 EST, Wednesday 23 Feb 2011
Panel Discussion - NCDs: A Women’s Health Priority
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death of women and men in the Americas. Yet men's and women's vulnerabilities to and outcomes of NCDs are very different.
Conference Room B, North Lawn Building
9:45 - 11:15 EST, Thursday 24 February, Breakfast served from 9:30-10:00 EST
Free workshop – Visualizing Health and Gender Equity: Views from Tobacco Fields in Kenya.
Participants will learn how to use imagery and digital storytelling techniques to advance women and children rights.
Hess Commons, Ground Floor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032. Parking available in Washington Heights. The subway stop is 168th Street (lines A, C, 1).
14.30-16.30 EST, Thursday 24 February.
The NCD Alliance will host a side event to mark the launch of its new publication on women and NCDs.
Panellists will discuss a number of issues related to women and non-communicable diseases.
The Hardin Room, 11th Floor, Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, New York
Friday, 25 February, 16.00 - 17.30 EST
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