Brain-based holistic education to address inequality challenges faced by girls and women globally
The IBREA Foundation and the Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations are co-hosting a conference on "Brain-based holistic education to address inequality challenges faced by girls and women globally in the context of the post-15 agenda" at UN Headquarters on 12 January 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm EST. The conference is co-sponsored with the Permanent Mission of Liberia and the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations as well as the Brain World magazine.
In this conference, participants will discuss about the importance of educating the minds of men and women for gender-neutral approaches. In this perspective, we will particularly touch upon three important areas that are at the heart of women’s and girls’ empowerment towards sustainable development: 1) health, 2) education and 3) cultures of peace. Since the mind and body are fundamentally connected, we want to suggest a comprehensive approach to all these topics, one that focuses on the importance of the mindset of individuals. IBREA has carried out projects in El Salvador, Sierra Leone and Liberia which will be presented.
- Welcoming remarks: H.E. Mr. Oh Joon, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
- Opening remarks: H.E. Mr. Vandi Chidi Minah, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations
- Dr. Vivian Pender MD, Chair, Committee on Mental Health: The importance of integrating physical and mental health when tackling women issues
- Anna Falth, Empower Women, UN Women: Women economic empowerment
- Ju Eun Shin, Director of IBREA Foundation: The power of the human brain to address inequality challenges faced by women and girls
- Brain-based holistic education cases in El Salvador, Sierra Leone and Liberia [Video presentations from participants from the 3 countries]
- Dr. Ekhonon Goldberg, New York University: The male and female brain
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