Event Listing

Taking the Pulse of the Expanded Mexico City Policy

Capitol Visitors Center, SVC209 First St NE, Washington, D.C. / Thursday, October 19, 2017



In cooperation with Senator Blumenthal and Senator Shaheen

We invite you to a briefing:


2:30 PM—4:00 PM 


First St NE, Washington, D.C. 20515

The Trump Administration’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the global gag rule, is currently due for a six-month review. This expansion and re-branding of the “Mexico City Policy” encompasses all global health assistance, including funds to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.  Expert speakers will share new research findings on the early impacts of this policy in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. They will also shed light on how previous versions of the policy relate to abortion rates, maternal mortality, and other areas of global health. 


Bergen Cooper, Director of Policy Research, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) 

Vanessa Rios, Program Officer, International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) 

Skye Wheeler, Emergencies Researcher, Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) 

Moderator – Nina Besser Doorley, Senior Program Officer, IWHC

Refreshments served. Space is limited. RSVP to Annerieke Smaak (asmaak@genderhealth.org).