Welcome! You are cordially invited to participate in What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women’s Caucus on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, a forum for identifying the issues most critical to women in the state, nation and world, and equipping participants with effective strategies and resources to take to improve the status of women and families.
Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, is our keynote speaker. Below you may register for the Caucus, including the keynote address OR register for WuDunn’s address only.
NHWC aspires to be part of the solution in improving the status of women, and recognizes that economic issues and childcare concerns are ever-present. To make attendance a viable option for all who wish to attend, our generous sponsors and donors have made it possible to offer complimentary childcare and a limited number of scholarships for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Please click here to learn more about free childcare for your child, ages 14 months (and walking) to 8 years during this event.
The New Hampshire Women’s Caucus will begin with three consecutive panel discussions of major areas of concern for women: health; the economy; and global issues. Each panel will consist of three expert speakers, each of whom will present and advocate for specific issues, followed by a question-and-answer period.
In the lunch and caucus session, participants will discuss and vote for the issues within each topic area that they believe are most critical and can be addressed most effectively through collective engagement and action. The results of the vote will be presented as the Caucus Platform prior to the keynote address.
The “Tools for Change” afternoon workshops will offer instructive, interactive sessions and highlight ways to create awareness, build community and inspire collective action aimed at societal engagement and change for women in their local communities, in the national discourse and politics, and in the global community. The use of traditional and social media, collaboration with community-based and non-profit organizations, and participation in legislative processes and governmental and political organizations will be covered.
Keynote speaker Sheryl WuDunn will base her keynote address on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, in which she and her husband Nicholas Kristof maintain that slavery, sex-trafficking and abuse of women are the greatest moral outrages of the century. They promote the view that “the best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls.”
Following her address, WuDunn will be available to sign copies of her book.