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BostonTalks Investigates: Health Care for Refugee Women

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

At the end of 2015, a staggering number of people around the world—one out of every 113 people, to be exact—were estimated to be forcibly displaced from their homes. Half of these people, labeled asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons or refugees, are women, according to the United Nations. Join WGBH’s Beat the Press TV host, Emily Rooney (@EmilyRooneyWGBH) and experienced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers for a discussion about the unique and pressing health challenges facing displaced women. Learn how Doctors Without Borders provides family planning, obstetric care, and medical treatment for sexual violence to patients on the move or living in refugee camps—and how Doctors Without Borders offers mental health care, a crucial component of treatment for survivors of violence. This talk is part of a **Doctors Without Borders** interactive outdoor exhibition, [Forced From Home](http://www.forcedfromhome.com/ ""), which came to Boston’s Long Wharf in October 2016.

Since *Greater Boston*'s debut in January of 1997, host and executive editor Emily Rooney has brought her journalistic credentials and deep knowledge of Boston to the program. Emily was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, she was executive producer of ABC *World News Tonight with Peter Jennings*. Before that, Emily worked at WCVB-TV in Boston for 15 years, from 1979 to 1993, where she served as news director for three years and as assistant news director before that. Since being with *Greater Boston*, Emily has picked up a number of awards, including the prestigious National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, a series of New England Emmy Awards, and Associated Press recognition for Best News/Talk show for *Beat the Press* and *Greater Boston*.