Terry McGovern

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Terry McGovern, USA

Terry McGovern, JD is the Interim Chair and Professor of the Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Director of the Gender Health and Human Rights Initiative. She founded the HIV Law Project in 1989 and served as executive director until 1999. In 2001, she was named director of the Women’s Health and Human Rights Advocacy Project, whose goal is to improve the reproductive and overall healthcare of low- income women, and work on issues related to fundamentalisms and the impact on women’s human rights. Professor McGovern has published extensively and testified numerous times before Congress and other policymaking entities. From 2006 until 2012, she was Senior Program Officer in the Gender, Rights and Equality Unit of the Ford Foundation. She oversaw global and domestic programming relating to HIV, gender, LGBT and Human Rights.


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