Administrator Shah to deliver remarks at Women and Girls Lead Global event

USAID, ITVS, CARE, and the Ford Foundation, partner to use documentary film to boost global development

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
USAID Press Office
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 13, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will participate in a panel discussion highlighting Women and Girls Lead Global, a public-private partnership between USAID, CARE, the Ford Foundation and the Independent Television Service (ITVS).  The discussion will take place at Meridian’s White-Meyer House in Washington, D.C.

Administrator Shah will discuss how mass media, storytelling, and international public engagement strategies can work to address one of the world’s most pressing development issues—gender inequality.


USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
President and CEO of Meridian International Ambassador  Stuart Holiday
CARE Head of Policy and Advocacy  David Ray
New York Times Journalist  Nicholas Kristof
Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs  Tara Sonenshine
Ford Foundation Director of JustFilms  Cara Mertes

WHAT:    Panel Discussion on Women and Girls Global

Thursday, March 13, 2014
3:00-5:00 p.m.

Meridian’s White-Meyer House
1624 Crescent Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Complimentary Valet Parking

Press interested in attending, please RSVP to:

The U.S. Agency for International Development is leading the U.S. Government's efforts
to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

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