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Ewha Brings Together International Students and Experts for Health of Girls around the World

Ewha Womans University hosted both 2016 International Girls' Health Student Writing Competition and International Conference on Girls’ Health for two days in June, to explore solutions for improving health of girls in developing countries.

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On June 7, Tuesday, Ewha held 2016 International Girls' Health Student Writing Competition at 10 a.m. of which purpose was for the girls’ health issues, which are emerging as an important matter in the international society, to be heard through international students’ voices, and to boost leadership of young people in international development and cooperation, and international healthcare.
On the next day, June 8, 2016 International Conference on Girls’ Health started off with opening remarks, followed by the award ceremony for the student writing competition, recitation of 2016 Declaration for International Girls’ Health, and introduction of the commemorative emblem. The declaration was made based on the ideas of participating students, and all the participants recited the declaration for “Girls for Girls” in their traditional costumes.
At the main conference, there was a panel discussion by international experts, and in the award ceremony for the writing competition, awarded students presented case presentations.
Meanwhile, the Korean government had announced the “Better Life for Girls” initiative at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which was held in September, 2015, with a commitment to provide 200 million US dollars for the next five years for improving health and education of girls in developing countries. The Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls has been conducting basic research on the initiative, contributing to the international society through education and research activities for improving health of the girls in developing countries.

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