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Health and Human Rights Lecture
October 20, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Veronica Magar currently leads the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Team at the World Health Organization, with the mandate to mainstream WHO’s priority cross-cutting themes across all policies and programs. Before joining WHO in 2013, she held the position of Executive Director of r e a c h (research and action for change), based in Delhi, India, leading community-based research and providing technical support. Since 2006, she has worked with UN agencies, NGOs, and governments in more than 30 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to address gender inequality, social justice and human rights in the context of public health and institutional change. Prior to that, Magar worked at international NGOs including CARE, where she led work on gender mainstreaming, violence against women, research and evaluation in the area of women’s health. She has published in the areas of gender, HIV/AIDS, social change and women’s health.
Magar received an MPH and MA at UCLA and a doctoral degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.