2020 Vision: Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Eliminating Violence Against Women

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February 8, 2010

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)
in cooperation with
Social Research journal
The New School for Social Research

2020 Vision:
Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Eliminating Violence against Women

March 5, 2010, 9:30am - 4:30pm
John Tishman Auditorium at the New School for Social Research
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY
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As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, women's rights leaders build upon our collective experience to secure our vision for a future free from violence and grounded in equality both locally and globally.

Keynote speakers will highlight major challenges to women's empowerment and share a roadmap for success in the second decade of the 21st century.

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace laureate, 2003; Founder, Defenders of Human Rights Center, Iran
Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Mary Robinson, President, Realizing Rights, former President of Ireland and former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues


Securing Women's Safety and Dignity:
Mobilizing for a World Free of Violence against Women

Asma Khader (Jordan), Sindi Medar-Gould (Nigeria), and Jacqueline Pitanguy (Brazil) will discuss grassroots mobilization and awareness-raising strategies including street theater and organizing men, youth, and target constituencies in academia, the media, health, and justice sectors. They will discuss connections between mobilization efforts and international conflict resolution and peacekeeping mechanisms such as UN Security Council resolution 1325.

Movement Building from the Local to the Global:
What the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
(CEDAW) Means for Women at the Grassroots

Amal Abdel Hadi (Egypt), Lina Abou Habib (Lebanon), and Parvin Ardalan (Iran) will discuss the Arab regional CEDAW campaign Equality without Reservation, the Claiming Equal Citizenship campaign for equal nationality rights, and the One Million Signatures campaign to reform discriminatory family laws in Iran and how they have transcended traditional political, economic, and cultural barriers to mobilize women's rights activists at the local, national, and international levels.

Mahnaz Afkhami, President of Women's Learning Partnership, and Arien Mack, editor of Social Research, will moderate.

For more information: 301-654-2774
wlp@learningpartnership.org | www.learningpartnership.org

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