Turning the Tide for Women and Girls: A Dialogue on Gender and the HIV Response

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 23, 2012

On Wednesday, July 25, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, is hosting a reception and panel on women, girls, and gender equality as part of the global HIV response.

The event, held during the XIX International AIDS Conference, will serve as a call to action on these critical issues as an essential component of ensuring an AIDS-free generation.

During the event, a Davos-style conversation will be moderated by Kyle Gibson, Editor-at-Large, Newsweek, and Executive Producer & Managing Editor, Newsweek’s Women in the World.

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues
  • Lois Quam, Executive Director, Global Health Initiative
  • Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator
  • Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Thokozani Khupe
  • Mandisa Madikane, GlobalGirl Media, South Africa

Members of the media are invited to cover the panel and participate in a press conference immediately to follow. The event is closed to the public.

Hash tags associated with the panel are: #AIDS2012; #ENDofAIDS; #GenHIVFree.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:45 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Venue: The National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

Click here for a map of the museum.

Metered street parking is minimal.

Nearby parking garages include:

  • CarrPark at 1450 F Street, NW
  • CarrPark at 1201 F Street, NW
  • PMI at 1345 G Street, NW
  • PMI at 1301 H Street, NW

Media interested in attending should send RSVP and questions to Kate Glantz at GlantzKE@State.gov or call 202-663-2952.

For more information on PEPFAR and S/GWI, visit: //2009-2017.pepfar.gov and //2009-2017.state.gov/s/gwi/.

PRN: 2012/1192