Actress and Activist Jessica Biel to Speak at Women Deliver 2016

Posted on: May 16, 2016 by: Amy McNally

MEDIA ADVISORY

Actress and Activist Jessica Biel to Speak at Women Deliver 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark – Actress and activist Jessica Biel will participate in the closing Plenary at the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, where more than 5,000 global leaders, policymakers, donors, activists, and journalists from around the globe will share their expertise, and call for a better future for girls and women everywhere. The conference will close with reflections from change makers, including Biel, who envision a better future for girls and women to celebrate progress, renew commitments, and dream bigger.

WHAT: Women Deliver Closing Plenary

WHO: Jessica Biel, Ambassador for WomanCare Global’s ‘If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?” Campaign

WHEN: Thursday, May 19 2016; 3-­‐4 PM

WHERE: Plenary Hall A, Bella Conference Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

About WomanCare Global

WomanCare Global (WCG) is a global nonprofit committed to meeting the vast unmet demand for  family planning by providing access to reproductive health solutions for women and girls around the world. WCG’s core mission is strongly aligned with the “If You Don’t Tell Them, Then Who Will?” campaign by educating and empowering women when it comes to reproductive health and their bodies, particularly in making sure that they are getting their information from a reliable source. Encouraging women to understand what choices are available and how those choices impact their lives and the lives of their families is core to the organization. More information can be found at www.womancareglobal.org.

About Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel has starred in numerous films, both critically acclaimed and box office successes such as HITCHCOCK, THE ILLUSIONIST, THE A-­‐TEAM, TOTAL RECALL, and VALENTINE’S DAY. In addition to her impressive body of work, Biel is well-­‐known for her extensive philanthropic efforts. In 2010, Biel joined a determined group of climbers to the top of Mr. Kilimanjaro in order to raise awareness about the need  for clean water worldwide. This climb was a part of the Summit on the Summit expedition along with members of the United Nations Foundation. In 2012 Biel was honored with an “Impact Award” at     VARIETY’S Power of Women ceremony her work with charity: water specifically highlighting how clean water directly affected the lives of mothers and daughters in villages throughout Africa; as well as its direct link to education for women. She’s recently teamed up with activist Saundra Pelletier, Founding  CEO of WomanCare Global, to launch a new initiative to help educate women and girls on menses, sex, contraception and the female body. As part of the initiative, the pair released a series of videos through Funny or Die on behalf of WomanCare Global and the Then Who Will campaign to help spread their    message in an engaging, fun, and informative way.

 

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