Philanthropist model Vodianova attends women’s health convention in Turkey’s Antalya
Philanthropist, campaigner and supermodel Natalia Vodianova’s digital charitable platform ELBI has been organizing an event aiming at tackling taboos surrounding women’s health across the world.
The “Let’s Talk! 2018” event, organized in collaboration with the U.N.’s sexual and reproductive health agency UNFPA, will take place in the district of Kemer in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya on Oct. 25-26.
The initiative convenes “thought leaders, change makers and policy shapers to create sustainable solutions and tackle the taboos surrounding women’s health around the world,” according ELBI’s website.
“The event will comprise a Davos-style forum with high profile speakers and an awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding endeavors of change makers fighting globally for women’s health, choices and rights. ELBI co-founder, philanthropist, campaigner and model Natalia Vodianova will host the event and bring together a number of special guests,” it said.
The 36-year-old Russian supermodel, a mother of five, had said that she has been passionate about finding new ways to talk about women’s health.
Pointing to the fact that 214 million women in the world do not have access to modern family planning, and one of every three women become victims of physical and sexual attacks, “Silence against these attacks in the family and the wider society is another problem,” she told Demirören News Agency on Sept. 19 in London.
“Turkey, the meeting point of the West and the East, is a perfect platform for this convention,” she added.
One of the top-earning supermodels in the world, Vodianova has been known for her success despite being raised in disadvantaged conditions in Russia.