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VitalTalks: Future of Public Health

Jul 5, 2023

This episode features highlights from our VitalTalks Live event, held in New York.

One in three women worldwide have been subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetimesan alarming statistic that only scratches the surface of this global atrocity.

The event heard from experts who are using innovative data and advocacy to help bring gender-based violence out of the shadows and into the public eye.

You can watch the full video of the event at

Speakers include:

  • Ruxana Jina, Director, Data Impact Program, Vital Strategies
  • Márcia Lima, National Secretary of Policies for Affirmative Action and Fighting and Overcoming Racism, Ministry of Racial Equality, Brazil
  • Erin Leasure, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Specialist, International Center for Research on Women
  • Leila Milani, Program Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Futures without Violence
  • With moderation by Shakuntala “Shaks” Santhiran an international broadcast journalist and professional moderator
  • With remarks from Vital Strategies’ Fatima Marinho, Principal Technical Advisor, Women’s Health and Gender Equity, Brazil and Sharon Kim-Gibbons, Vice President, Public Health Programs and Acting Director, Data Driven Policy Initiative for Women’s Health