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PANEL DISCUSSION: The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict

Source: 
Stop Rape in Conflict
Duration: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Protection
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Initiative Type: 
Campaigns
Conferences & Meetings

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict will be making its first official visit to New York next week, coinciding with the a United Nations High Level meeting on the rule of law. As policy makers from around the world gather in the American city, so too will the Advisory Committee to discuss the Campaign's next steps and strategies.

Joining the panel in New York are Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Leymah Gbowee, and Shirin Ebadi, as well as Advisory Committee members from international, regional and local organizations around the world that have dedicated their lives to stopping rape and defending the rights of survivors.

WHAT: Public panel discussion featuring three Nobel Peace Laureates and activists from around the world committed to stopping rape in conflict.

WHEN: September 24, 2012, 7:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, New York

RSVP by email to wmcNOBEL@womensmediacenter.com

Along with Women's Media Center and Physicians for Human Rights, the Campaign will host a conversation with the Nobel Laureates and activists from around the world. Panelists will discuss the global crisis of violence against women and why coordinated action is vital to stop rape and gender violence in conflict. Please join us if you are in New York!

Introduction by:
Robin Morgan, best-selling author and co-founder of the Women's Media Center.

Moderated by:
Lauren Wolfe, award-winning journalist and director of Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege Project.

Panelists:
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate
Patricia Guerrero, Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas
Susannah Sirkin, Physicians for Human Rights