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Girls on Fire: The Gendered Outcomes of Burn Injuries

In a world where health disparities challenge our progress toward equity, certain stories remain untold, hidden beneath the surface of broader narratives. One such issue is the gendered disparity in burn injuries. Inspired by the insightful article, “The Searing Disparity Between Burn Patients,” published in Think Global Health, ReSurge International is proud to host a panel at the United Nations’ 68th Commission on the Status of Women, “Girls on Fire: The Gendered Outcomes of Burn Injuries.”

ReSurge in collaboration with The G4 Alliance, Physicians for Peace, Smile Train, and The Global Surgery Umbrella will explore the gendered outcomes of burn injuries with insights and perspectives from surgeons, burn survivors, gender equity advocates, and leaders in global health.

Event Overview

  • Time: 2:30-4:00 PM  
  • Date: Monday, March 11, 2024  
  • Location: Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, 10th Floor  

 A Meeting of Minds and Hearts

“Girls on Fire” is not just an event; it’s a call to action for policymakers, healthcare professionals, survivors, advocates, and the global community to come together and address a hidden gender equity issue. Featuring notable speakers like Dr. Rose Alenyo, a reconstructive surgeon from Uganda, and Natalia Ponce de Leon, an acid attack survivor and activist from Colombia, this panel will focus on the gender-specific impacts of burn injuries.

What to Expect

Attendees can anticipate a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and solutions related to burn injuries among women and girls, including:

  • First-Hand Survivor Stories: Hear powerful accounts of resilience and recovery from survivors, providing a human face to the statistics.
  • Expert Insights: Learn from healthcare professionals about the complexities of treating burn injuries and the systemic barriers to care.
  • Advocacy and Action: Discover how advocates are working to change policies and perceptions around burn injuries and gender equity.
  • Collaborative Solutions: Engage in discussions on how multi-sectoral collaboration can advance burn prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

Why Attend?

“Girls on Fire” offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of a pressing global health issue, connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, and be part of the movement to drive change. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a policy advocate, or simply a concerned global citizen, your presence will contribute to the momentum needed to address the gendered outcomes of burn injuries.

She Burns Brighter

By attending “Girls on Fire,” you’re not just participating in an event—you’re joining a global effort to bring attention and resources to an issue that disproportionately affects the lives of women and girls in low- and middle-income countries. Together, we can ignite change and improve outcomes for burn survivors worldwide.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a transformative conversation. Reserve your spot today and join us at the United Nations on March 11, 2024, for an event that promises to be as enlightening as it is inspiring.

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