Posts tagged ‘human rights’

Got Something to Say About Women? @NCRWorg #hwhtw

Then apply to lead a session at the National Council for Research on Women’s annual conference, June 20-22 at Georgetown University!

“The National Council for Research on Women invites professionals and students working on key research, policy, and advocacy issues relating to women, domestically or globally, to submit proposals to participate in breakout and poster sessions during the Conference. We encourage proposals that focus on advancing women’s leadership and strengthening economic security for low-income women as well as global women’s issues, such as human rights agendas and preventing violence against women, including research studies, economic analyses, and case studies. We welcome sessions and topics that include a gender, class, and race lens. Proposals must be submitted via email by 5 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 to: contact@ncrw.org.”

For more information on submitting a proposal for a breakout session or a poster session: http://www.ncrw.org/sites/ncrw.org/files/NCRW%20CALL%20FOR%20PROPOSALS%20rev%206.pdf

For general info on the NCRW annual conference: http://www.ncrw.org/events/2012/06/20/ncrw-annual-conference-2012-strengthening-womens-economic-security-and-leadership

April 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: Walk to End Modern Day Slavery with SAIS GDF – Saturday, Oct. 22

On October 22, SAIS’s Gender and Development Forum will join thousands of people in the DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk on the National Mall in Washington, DC. We hope you’ll join us!

ONE DAY. ONE PLACE. ONE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS.

The event will include a 5K walk, anti-trafficking resource fair, luminary speakers, and incredible musical performances.

You can find more details and directions on our Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=157184301040163 (or search “Walk to End Modern Day Slavery with SAIS GDF”).

To join the team or make a donation, click here: https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=482690&lis=1&kntae482690=DF1E7D405ACB41A4A17455AA368E7E82&supId=337689552&team=4857593

October 20, 2011 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Under Sec. Otero on Human Rights in the Obama Administration

In a recent speech at American University, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero emphasized the importance of gender equality in the Obama Administration’s human rights policy:

“Our support of civil society in its pursuit of human rights also means elevating our commitment to marginalized and disenfranchised groups, including women, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

“For example, despite bearing the brunt of society’s political and economic challenges, women across the Americas’ continue to drive democratic change and social equality. I have met with women leaders in Brazil who are fighting the scourge of human trafficking. Women in Honduras are raising their voices in the name of freedom of speech, and protecting the place of human rights defenders in society. In Colombia, women are defending the rights of the 3 million internally displaced people. And in Cuba, the Damas de Blanco were recently honored for its work fighting for fundamental freedoms. Yet, despite these heroic examples, women remain marginalized by outdated legislation and lackluster law enforcement. Even as we gather here today, women in the Middle East are struggling to make their voices heard in nascent democratic transitions. As countries seek to establish more stable, respected governments, the role of women will be tantamount to their success.”

Read the full speech: http://www.state.gov/g/161910.htm

May 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment


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