Addressing Disparities through Empowerment

“Through our Strategic Plan and our grand research themes, we are committed to enriching human life and addressing disparities.” – Chancellor Khosla

The fourth annual UC San Diego commemoration of United Nations International Day of the Girl Child was held over the weekend, featuring speakers, performances and activity booths.  The event’s goal was to empower women and girls, and to raise awareness about the need for equitable treatment.  During welcome remarks, Chancellor Khosla talked about UC San Diego’s top scholars who are at the forefront of this academic work, conducting research in the areas of girl-child marriage, gender-based violence, family planning and maternal health, and economic empowerment.  He said we need to continue to work together, across disciplines, to address these types of global challenges.

Keynote speaker Judge Najla Ayoubi of Afganistan with Director of UC San Diego's International House Henri Migala