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Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Conference on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Today marks the beginning of the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Conference on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict. This three-day conference gathers over 100 women—including Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire—to discuss how to end sexual violence in conflict. According to this article on the conference’s approach,


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Anti Violence Against Women Plan of Action

Violence against women and girls is one of the most intractable and complex issues on the global policy agenda that will affect one out of three women during her lifetime. According to the United Nations, this phenomenon is a major obstacle to achieving equality, development, and peace. To build a collective response, the National Council for Research on Women, in partnership with the US National Committee for UN Women (previously, UNIFEM USNC), gathered experts at Hunter College in New York for a joint conference (June 11-12, 2010).

URL: 
http://www.ncrw.org/sites/ncrw.org/files/ANTI-VAW%20PLAN%20OF%20ACTION-OnlineVersion-v1r1.pdf

New Pathways to Justice: An International Conference to Stop Violence Against Women in Central America

Date/Time: 
04/07/2011

The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, cordially invites you to a conference that will offer participants new ways of understanding contemporary violence in Central America and identify ways to stop violence against women, as well as enhance women's participation in the strengthening rule of law, access to justice and the consolidation of democracy. The workshop will focus on the ways Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Costa Rican legal practitioners, rights advocates and victims can support one another and advance regional development of rule of law through collaborative advocacy, coalition building and the strengthening of juridical institutions.

Public Conference:
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 9:30 am- 5:45 pm
Location: East Dining Hall, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Reception following, 6:00pm- 7:30pm, at the Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College

Screening of REDLIGHT

Date/Time: 
03/08/2011


For this year's International Women's Day, New York University's Wagner Women's Caucus (WWC) is pleased to present a Special Screening of the Documentary REDLIGHT. This important documentary looks at the issue of child trafficking and sex trafficking in Cambodia (a full summary follows below).

After the screening there will be a special Q&A with the Filmmaker and Founder of RedLight Children, Guy Jacobson, and Co-Founder and President of the Nomi Network, Diana Mao.

Co-Sponsors for the event are APASA, SCJR, WISS, Humanus Group, IPSA, WPA, The Nomi Network, and RedLight Children.
Location: Rudin Family Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Floor New York, NY 10012 (The Puck Building)
Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 3:00-6:00 PM
RSVP: http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wwc-03-08-2011

Summary of the Film:

Expert Profile

Location: 
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Rita Henley Jensen is Founder and Editor in Chief of award-winning nonprofit news service Women's eNews (www.womensenews.org) and its sister site Arabic Women’s eNews (www.awomensenews.org). A former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Jensen has won an armload of awards, including the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Alumni award, the Alicia Patterson fellowship, and the Lloyd P. Burns Public Service prize. Jensen is also a survivor of domestic violence and a former welfare mother who earned degrees from Ohio State University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Location

New York, NY 10001
United States
40° 45' 5.7276" N, 74° 0' 15.9588" W

Expert Profile

Location: 
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Mallika Dutt is the President and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality and justice. Ms. Dutt has served as Program Officer for Human Rights at the Ford Foundation's New Delhi Office and as the Associate Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She is a founder of SAKHI for South Asian Women. Ms. Dutt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on Boards of WITNESS, the Open Society Institute US Programs, and Games for Change, and on the Rights Working Group Steering Committee.

Location

New York, NY 10018
United States
40° 45' 21.9456" N, 73° 59' 38.2488" W
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