Americans for UNFPA Honours those Who Promote the Rights of Women and Girls
- 07 October 2011
NEW YORK — Women from Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone and the United States were honoured last night by Americans for UNFPA for their commitment to promoting women’s health and elevating the status of women. The 2011 Americans for UNFPA Award for the Health and Dignity of Women shines a light on the opportunities and challenges of the world’s population reaching seven billion people, said Valerie DeFillipo, the new president of Americans for UNFPA.
“These outstanding women chose to improve lives and serve as a beacon of light for others,” she added. “Their stories have the power to resonate with each of us, reminding us that promoting the health and rights of women is a shared responsibility and a common goal.”
In the presence of 350 business leaders, dignitaries, activists and celebrities the 2011 Americans for UNFPA Award for the Health and Dignity of Women were presented to:
Americans for UNFPA is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and support within the United States for UNFPA and its life saving work in over 150 countries around the world. UNFPA promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.