The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Tobacco control events in parallel with women’s commission

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.

Where

Uganda Mission in New York, Conference Room, 1st Floor, 336 East 45th St, between 1st and 2nd Avenues; Subway stop is Grand Central

When

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.

Where

Conference Room B, North Lawn Building

When

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. 

Where

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).

When

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.

Where

The Hardin Room, 11th Floor, Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, New York

When

Friday, 25 February, 16.00 - 17.30 EST

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