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Women's Human Rights in Africa - Congressional Briefing

Mar 20 2009 2:00 pm
Mar 20 2009 3:00 pm
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The Georgetown Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) invites you to attend a Congressional Briefing on Women's Human Rights in Africa

 
Friday, March 20, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Room HC-8, U.S. Capitol Building
 
Featuring presentations by the 2008-2009
Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows:
 
  • Jane Quaye, LAWA Fellow from Ghana: Accessing the Formal Justice System in Ghana from a Human Rights Perspective: Making the Case for Victims of Gender-Based Violence  
  • Janet Maina, LAWA Fellow from Kenya: Promoting Equality in Kenyan Education through Gender-Sensitive Budgeting 
  • Emilia Lobti, LAWA Fellow from Cameroon: Using International Human Rights Instruments to Address “Pullakoh” and Psychological Violence against Women in Cameroon
  • Jane Kamangu, LAWA Fellow from Kenya: The Principles of Non-Discrimination and Equal Protection of the Law:  A Case Study of Unwed Mothers and Children Born out of Wedlock in Kenya
  • Moza Jadeed, LAWA Fellow from Kenya: The Status of Child Domestic Workers in Kenya: A Violation of Girls’ Rights
  • Elizabeth Atenmkeng, LAWA Fellow from Cameroon: Customary Law, Widow Inheritance Rights, and Access to Justice in Cameroon 
Moderated by Julia L. Ernst, Executive Director, Georgetown Law's WLPPFP/LAWA Program
 
Please RSVP by March 18 to jle24@law.georgetown.edu 
to ensure your name is on the list to enter the U.S. Capitol Building.

John Prendergast Speaking at Georgia Tech University

Mar 11 2009 4:30 pm
Mar 11 2009 6:00 pm
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Event: Enough Co-founder John Prendergast will be speaking on the anti-genocide movement at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta. 

Location: LeCraw Auditorium, 800 W. Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA

This event is part of the IMPACT Speaker Series at the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a short reception.

RSVP not required.

RAISE Hope for Congo…On the Road Speakers’ Tour at UC Berkeley

Mar 3 2009 7:00 pm
Mar 3 2009 8:00 pm
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About this event:

Speakers’ Tour:

The Enough Project, in partnership with STAND, hosts a speakers’ tour on college campuses to educate students about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the resulting epidemic of sexual violence against women and girls.

Speakers:

Candice Knezevic, Congo Campaign Manager, Enough Project

David Sullivan, Research Associate, Enough Project

Jimmie Briggs, Award winning journalist, author and human rights lecturer

Lisa Shannon, Founder of Run for Congo Women

Francisca Thelin

Location:

UC Berkeley
155 Dwinelle
Berkeley, CA 94720

Student Contact:

Elizabeth Hopper: hopper.elizabeth@gmail.com

No RSVP required

 

RAISE Hope for Congo…On the Road Speakers’ Tour at Oregon State University

Mar 2 2009 6:00 pm
Mar 2 2009 7:00 pm
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About this event:

Speakers’ Tour:

The Enough Project, in partnership with STAND, hosts a speakers’ tour on college campuses to educate students about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the resulting epidemic of sexual violence against women and girls.

Speakers:

John Norris, Executive Director, Enough Project

Candice Knezevic, Congo Campaign Manager, Enough Project

Jimmie Briggs, Award winning journalist, author and human rights lecturer

Lisa Shannon, Founder of Run for Congo Women

Francisca Thelin

Location:

Oregon State University
Milam Auditorium (Mlm 026)
2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Student Contact:

Alfonso Jimenez: jimeneza@onid.orst.edu

No RSVP required

RAISE Hope for Congo…On the Road Speakers’ Tour at William and Mary

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Feb 24 2009 7:00 pm
Feb 24 2009 9:00 pm
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About this event:

Speakers’ Tour

The Enough Project, in partnership with STAND, hosts a speakers’ tour on college campuses to educate students about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the resulting epidemic of sexual violence against women and girls.

William and Mary will host the next stop of the speakers’ tour. The event will include video clips of interviews from the field and messages from celebrities and other spokespeople. A question and answer session and reception will follow.

 

Speakers:

Sarina Virk, Congo Campaign Assistant, Enough Project

David Sullivan, Research Associate, Enough Project

Sylvie Maunga, an internationally renowned Congolese lawyer and advocate

 

Location:

Building: Andrews 101

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA


For more information about RAISE Hope for Congo, continue here

John Prendergast to Speak at Elon University

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Mar 4 2009 6:00 pm
Mar 4 2009 7:59 pm
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Event: Lecture by John Prendergast: “The Darfur Genocide: What you can do to help end it,” followed by Q&A. 
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Location: Whitley Auditorium at Elon University 
  133 West College Avenue, Elon, NC 27244 
 
No RSVP needed

John Prendergast to Speak at Eckerd College

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Mar 3 2009 7:00 pm
Mar 3 2009 8:00 pm
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Enough Project Co-chair John Prendergast will be presending a public lecture on "Stopping Genocide and Mass Atrocities in the 21st Century" Eckerd College. 

More information available here

St. Petersberg, Florida

No need to RSVP

John Prendergast Speaks at the University of Vermont

Feb 23 2009 7:00 pm
Feb 23 2009 8:00 pm
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The Mark L. Rosen Lecture Series

Presents a Public Lecture by

John Prendergast

“The Darfur Genocide: What You Can Do To Help End It”

John Prendergast, co-author of Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, will speak at the University of Vermont on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Dudley H. Davis Center. His presentation is titled "The Darfur Genocide: What You Can Do to Help End It."

Prendergast is co-chair of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is an internationally renowned activist, former government official, and the author of eight books on Africa, including the above New York Times bestseller that he co-wrote with actor Don Cheadle, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Hotel Rwanda.

While on campus Prendergast will address classes, meet with UVM STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur), and other individuals and groups seeking to help find a solution to international conflicts, especially those in Darfur and the Congo. He will also be available to speak to the media from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Old Mill, Room 523.

During the Clinton administration Prendergast served as the National Security Council's director of African affairs and was special advisor at the Department of State. With NBA stars Tracy McGrady and Derek Fisher, he co-founded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, which connects schools in the United States with schools in the Darfur refugee camps.

Prendergast's op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, and he has been profiled in Vanity Fair, Men's Vogue, the Washington Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Prendergast is a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and the American University in Cairo.

Book signing immediately following

Omer Ismail at San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition

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Feb 12 2009 8:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Omer Ismail at Park Presidio United Methodist Church

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Feb 11 2009 8:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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