N.H. Women’s Caucus set at Colby-Sawyer

Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of The New York Times best-selling book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” will deliver the keynote address at the first New Hampshire Women’s Caucus.The “What Women Want Now” caucus — aimed at identifying the issues most critical to women and equipping participants with resources that help them improve women’s status locally and globally — will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, at Colby-Sawyer College in New London.In “Half the Sky,” Sheryl WuDunn and co-author and husband Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist, cite three major areas of oppression against women around the world as “the moral outrage of our century”: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence, including honor killings and mass rape; and maternal mortality.The daylong event also will feature three panels of experts in the morning session that look at issues involving women and the economy, women, health and health care and global women’s issues.The midday caucus session will include lunch, discussion and debate.The afternoon’s Tools for Change workshop features discussions with a panel of experts who will offer strategies, practical advice and resources for building community and creating positive change through traditional and social media, legislative and public policy advocacy, government and politics, and community-based and non-profit organizations.For more information, visit http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/nhwomenscaucus/. — NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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