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[Women's News\Gender Equity]
Next Tuesday, the OAS headquarters will be the site of a summit discussing women's rights and equality within the context of global affairs.
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Next Tuesday, at the Oas Headquarters, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee will be one of the featured speakers at the women's summit.

The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS), together with the Inter-American Task Force on Women’s Leadership, Foreign Policy and the International Monetary Fund, will host next Tuesday, October 15 in Washington DC the Summit "Her Power: Women’s Voices, Global Impact.”

The summit will take place Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 EDT (12:00 GMT) at Hall of the Americas, OAS Main Building; Organization of American States, 17th Street & Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006.

The event will explore gender equity as a catalyzing force for stronger democracies, economies and communities. The discussion will focus on how to promote gender parity in business and government and will serve as a inspiring celebration of women as agents of positive change.

Featured speakers will include:

* Nadia Murad, Yazidi human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2018 and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking

* Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

*Alejandra Mora Mora, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)

* Kathryn Kaufman, Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

* Kalpana Kochhar, Director, Human Resources Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

* Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York

* Barbara Lee, Congresswoman from California

* Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI), World Bank Group (WBG)

* Ravi Agrawal, Managing Editor, Foreign Policy

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