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Dr. Belen Garijo: “I believe we need to do better” for caregivers across the world.

Original article posted on "New Security Beat--DOT-MOM" on April 6, 2018.

Originally posted on "New Security Beat"

“The act of caregiving has unique impacts on women, in terms of economic, emotional, and physical well-being,” said Dr. Belén Garijo, the CEO for healthcare and executive board member of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, at a recent Wilson Center event.

The series was designed to share military and defense contributions to national security, highlight opportunities for women in defense, and serve as a bridge between the military and Wilson Center scholars whose independent research informs pubic policy solutions for the nation’s challenges. During the series, each speaker shared their military service journey and key components to success.

In this episode, Counselor Christiana Tah, Former Minister of Justice for Liberia, discusses her lifelong commitment to public service and the responsibility of judiciary leaders to work toward a more inclusive world.

Director Gwen K. Young joined the Women in Global Health group to launch their first Washington, DC chapter. 

Should this year be labeled the "Year of the Woman," or should there be a long term label for the women's movement that has been "brewing" since 1992? Label or no label, the 2018 midterms will undoubtedly alter the landscape for women's political participation.