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Hear from Melinda Gates and Melanne Verveer

Melinda Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Melanne Verveer, the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will speak today in a conference call about women and global poverty – and you can dial in.

Organized by the ONE campaign, one of Bread’s partners, the call is part of ONE’s new initiative -- Women ONE2ONE -- which helps empower women to end poverty and disease. RSVP with your telephone number and ONE will call you at 7:30 PM (EST) today, March 29.

Gates will share success stories from the Living Proof Project -- a Gates Foundation program that highlights U.S.-funded global health initiatives -- and what we can do to help empower women globally. Ambassador Verveer will talk about her work with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s efforts to focus on women and girls.

Women are key to eliminating hunger and poverty. Their pivotal roles as farmers, mothers, and caregivers have immense implications for improving livelihoods, food security, and the health and nutrition of their families. But inequalities in education, economic empowerment, political participation, and access to basic health services have a strong impact on hunger and malnutrition.

See "Gender, Nutrition, and Agriculture," Bread’s new fact sheet on the critical role of women in fighting poverty.

 

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