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The World Youth Alliance is hosting their annual Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) this October 25-27, 2013. Entitled “Wo(men) and Health: Dismantling a Culture of Commodification,” the ELC:

seeks to challenge young leaders to critically examine the social, cultural, and political drivers shaping our understanding of women’s health both here in North America and the impact of current cultural assumptions on girls and women worldwide. Through a survey of issues such as reproductive health, the increasing sexualization of women and girls, as well as human trafficking and forced abortion, WYA’s ELC 2013 will emphasize the recognition of the intrinsic dignity of the person as a powerful solution to the many issues concerning women today.

A weekend-long event featuring lectures, panel discussions, and an orchestra performance, the ELC will conclude with a 5-kilometer Run for Dignity race around Roosevelt Island.

For more information and to register, click here .

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