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Gender and millennium development goals to be discussed, March 12

"Gender and the Millennium Development Goals" will be addressed in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in 16 Robertson Hall. The speaker will be Caren Grown, director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth team at the International Center for Research on Women. The team seeks to improve knowledge, policies and programs to increase women's control over productive assets and to improve their income-earning opportunities and capabilities.

The millennium development goals grew out of the agreements and resolutions of world conferences organized by the United Nations in the decade before the Millennium Summit in 2000. The eight goals have been commonly accepted as a framework for measuring development progress, and include promoting gender equality and empowering women.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , the Gender and Development Policy Network and the Research Program in Development Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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