Summit, May 14, 2014----Surayya Jabeen, who travels globally on behalf of women’s issues and family planning in third world settings, will give an open, free lecture on Monday, June 2, at 7:00 PM in the New Providence Memorial Library.
The Summit College Club branch of the American Association of University Women is sponsoring her talk, which is entitled, The Different Lives of Aliya and Rachel: Maternal Health in the Third World.
Jabeen works for women’s health, empowerment, and the alleviation of poverty within organizations that provide reproductive health education, skills training, and literacy. She is a lifelong advocate for the women of the third world, encouraging those who have been taught to think of themselves as powerless to assume more responsibility for their own economic, educational, and reproductive lives.
Surayya Jabeen’s credentials are impressive. She was educated at the University of Karachi and at Oxford University. In the country of her birth, Pakistan, she volunteers her time as Chairperson of Rahnuma—FPAP (Family Planning Association of Pakistan), a role that bears the responsibility for forming policy, implementing countrywide programs, and liaising with government organizations. Now living in the U.S., she has been elected to the Executive Committee of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Leslie Carson of the Summit College Club/AAUW comments, “We are excited and honored to have a woman of Ms. Jabeen’s standing speak to us. In light of recent terrorist actions against women and education, what could be more timely?”
The June 2 talk is free and open to all. Reservations are not necessary.