Human Rights Events

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Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime

October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.
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Sexual Violence Against Minors: Scope, Consequences, and Implications

October 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sexual violence against minors is a critical global health issue, argue experts, yet ethics and methodology issues make conducting research on this disturbing problem difficult.
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Traffic Jam: Gender, Labor, Migration and Trafficking in Dubai

October 09, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College
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Book Launch: My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran

September 14, 2009 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Author Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Michael Van Dusen, Deputy Director, Woodrow Wilson Center (moderator)
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Governance in Guatemala

June 04, 2009 // 12:30pm3:00pm
Latin American Program
A panel of Guatemalan and international experts evaluated the corruption, impunity, and public insecurity that was brought into sharp relief after the May 2009 murder of prominent Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg.

Human Rights: Challenges of the Past & Challenges for the Future

June 02, 2009 // 8:45am6:00pm
Latin American Program
This conference celebrated the contributions of Margaret E. Crahan, Director of the Kozmetsky Center, to human rights scholarship and activism over many decades.

Perspectives on European Union (EU) Relations with Cuba

March 24, 2009 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
The EU is now engaged in a process of normalizing relations with Havana. Much like the United States, it finds itself trying to strike a balance between sectors.
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Dynamics Of Sexual Violence In The Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo: Perpetrators, Community Response, and Policy Implications

January 15, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the need for ethical, mixed-methods research to improve policies that protect victims of GBV and punish assailants, as well as empowering survivors.
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Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights

December 04, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, a human rights activist and the 2008 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, spoke on Democracy and Freedom as Fundamental Human Rights. The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, and Samuel Donaldson, Chairman of the Wilson Council, and provided introductory remarks.
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More or Less?: Two Accounts of Population and Family Planning

April 22, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Columbia University's Matthew Connelly and WorldWatch Institute's Robert Engelman discuss population, family planning, and their recently released books.

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