Event Date/Time: Jun 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 21, 2011
Registration Date: Jun 17, 2011
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2011
Media Contact: Caroline Scullin
+1 202-446-7540
cscullin@cipe.org

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“DEMOCRACY THAT DELIVERS FOR WOMEN”
JUNE 20-21, 2011, WASHINGTON, DC

WHAT:
“Democracy that Delivers for Women,” sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), will look at improving the quality of democratic governance and economic growth in developing countries throughout the world, particularly focusing on women (www.democracythatdelivers.com).

WHO:
Featured Speakers Include:
• Keynote address by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
• María del Carmen Aceña Villacorta, former Minister of Education, Guatemala
• Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic & Founder, The Washington Note
• Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Deputy Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations & Author, The Dressmaker of Khair Khanna
• Alexandra Wrage, President, TRACE, Author, Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security

WHEN:
Monday, June 20, 2011, 8:15AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 8:30AM – 5PM

WHERE:
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
13th Street Entrance
The Amphitheater
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

WHY:
Women perform two thirds of the world’s work but only own one percent of the world’s property. This issue and similar topics will be discussed during “Democracy that Delivers for Women.” Policy reform, entrepreneurship, property rights, post-conflict recovery, and education are key to empowering women worldwide.

For press inquiries, please contact communications@cipe.org or register at http://democracythatdelivers.com/node/36.

ABOUT CIPE:
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth. www.cipe.org

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