On Thursday March 30, Stephanie Linus acclaimed actress, filmmaker, and women and girls advocate was the featured speaker at a briefing at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The event, which was sponsored by Pathfinder International, Catalyst Global Strategies, What to Expect Project, UN Women, UNFPA, and Stephanie’s nonprofit organization, Extended Hands Foundation, highlighted how U.S. government- supported global health programs improve the lives of women and girls in the developing world in ways that extend beyond improving health outcomes.
As a UNFPA Regional Ambassador and founder of Extended Hands Foundation, Stephanie discussed her work with several gender-based awareness and intervention projects across the world.
Stephanie led a discussion on how lack of health care access and overlapping areas of inequity keep girls out of school, limit educational opportunities, and keep them from living the lives they choose.
The briefing also included remarks by Lydia Murithi, Senior Global Technical and Strategy Advisor, Pathfinder International; Crystal Lander, Chief Strategic Engagement Officer, Pathfinder International; Annie Toro, President and CEO, What to Expect Project and Sarah Craven, Chief, Washington Office, UNFPA. The event was coordinated by Algene Sajery, CEO of Catalyst Global Strategies.