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MEDIA ADVISORY: MasterCard, Camfed and Rebecca Project Discuss Efforts to Empower Women and Girls

September 22, 2010

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2010 

Contact: Clinton Global Initiative Press Office, [email protected] 

Malika Saada Saar, Founder and Executive Director of the Rebecca Project; Reeta Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mastercard Foundation; and Ann Cotton, Executive Director of Camfed International Discuss Their Commitments at 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

New York, NY – At a press conference during the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the founder and executive director of the Rebecca Project will discuss the organization’s campaign to end the shackling of imprisoned women during labor, delivery, and post-partum.

Empowering women and girls is one of the main areas of focus at CGI’s Annual Meeting this week, and throughout the event organizations are announcing different approaches to this challenge. Executives from the MasterCard Foundation and the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) will also join the press conference to discuss their efforts to provide secondary, financial literacy and ICT education in Ghana and Malawi for 270,000 adolescent girls and women.


Press Conference on Empowering Girls and Women


Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting 
Wednesday, Sept 22, 2010 
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


Malika Saada Saar, Founder and Executive Director, Rebecca Project 
Reeta Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard Foundation 
Ann Cotton, Executive Director, Camfed International


Lower Level Conference Room D 
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers 
811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street 
New York, NY 10019  

Media Contact: 

[email protected] 

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