Empowering Women for Sustainable Development

Monday, November 18, 2013 ( 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm )

Location: Babbio 122

Empowering Women for Sustainable Development
By Ambassador Carlos Garcia of El Salvador
November 18, 2013, 4-6PM, Babbio 122 

“Empowering Women for Sustainable Development” is the first in a series of three lectures devoted to promoting gender equity in development projects around the world and exploring the ways programs can specifically support educational and economic opportunities for women. Ambassador Carlos Enrique Garcia Gonzalez of El Salvador will discuss the Ciudad Mujer Project, an ongoing effort to guarantee the fundamental rights of Salvadoran women through specialized services such as sexual and reproductive health, comprehensive care for gender violence, and economic empowerment and promotion of rights.

The goal of this series is to increase awareness of projects like Ciudad Mujer and to promote educational partnerships with civil society, governments, and local communities.

Ambassador Carlos Enrique Garcia Gonzalez currently serves at the United Nations as the Ambassador of El Salvador. Prior to this appointment, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative at his country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. He has held various positions at the Mission since joining it in July 1996, including for economic, financial, social, peace and security, peace building, humanitarian, environmental and human rights issues. Before his posting to the U.N., Mr. Garcia was Director of Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in San Salvador in 1996, and Chief of Caribbean Affairs from 1991 to 1995. He holds a special degree in international relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Madrid and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of El Salvador.

This event is sponsored by the Gender and Cultural Studies minor in the College of Arts and Letters.