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Last night we (Center for Global Development and Foreign Policy Magazine) honored Geeta Rao Gupta with the Commitment to Development “Ideas in Action” Award. The event, a huge success, highlighted her numerous contributions to the field of gender and development. I had fun because the event brought to CGD so many of the early advocates of ensuring attention to women in development (I couldn’t resist saying it felt in a good way to me like “the old girls club”). Geeta received her award surrounded by friends and family, and gave a terrific speech (see HERE). Videos from the event can be found here: (intro, Geeta speech, panel discussion) (There were also references to Geeta’s plenary address at the 2000 International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa, also worth reading today.)
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