Katherine Brandon

Communications Officer, Women & Population, United Nations Foundation

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Katherine Brandon is the Communications Officer for Women & Population. Prior to joining the UN Foundation in early 2011, Katherine worked in the press office for the Congressional Oversight Panel, a U.S. Senate committee. Previously, she interned at the White House, where she wrote for the blog. She also interned at GMMB, where she worked on the Gates Foundation account.

Katherine graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in journalism and a minor in social and economic justice.

Katherine currently lives on Capitol Hill with her beloved dog, Tucker. In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, cooking, traveling and exploring with friends.

Fun fact: An avid Carolina basketball fan, Katherine was once interviewed on ESPN.

Blog Posts by Katherine Brandon

10 things to know about adolescent pregnancy
In many communities, girls are forced to marry young, without access to voluntary family planning services. This means they often have children as children themselves. They’re unable to go to school and are at a high risk of medical complications from pregnancy.
October 30, 2013

Heroes Changing the Status Quo for Women and Girls
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges facing girls and women around the world. One in seven girls in developing countries will be married before age 15. Approximately 800 girls and women die every single day from pregnancy-related complications. But awe-inspiring everyday heroes refuse to accept these statistics.
October 18, 2013

One of the Best Investments We Can Make
With the population growing, it is more important than ever that we come up with solutions to a create a healthier, stronger, and more sustainable world.
July 11, 2013

The Power of Youth
When you picture a United Nations conference, you probably don’t imagine 600 young people dancing in the aisles. But from the beginning, it was clear that the ICPD Global Youth Forum was not your typical conference. The forum – led by young people, for young people – brought together youth leaders, and representatives from civil society, the private-sector and government, from around the world to learn, deliberate, and make recommendations around five key issue areas: staying healthy, comprehensive education, employment, family and youth rights (including sexuality) and leadership.
December 14, 2012

Gender-Based Violence Shouldn’t Be Every Day Life
Imagine if your children couldn’t walk to school without fear of life-threatening violence. Imagine if you feared for your safety every night because there were no lights on your street. Imagine if you were brutally attacked for simply trying to feed your family.
November 23, 2012