Women's Rights Events

Sudanese Women: Untapped Resource for Stability and Reconstruction

February 23, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion of the role that female peacemakers might play in promoting stability and economic reconstruction in Sudan with Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace and Ambassador Donald Steinberg, senior fellow at US Institute of Peace, who have recently returned from Khartoum, Sudan and Nairobi, Kenya. This meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on the current peace process, ongoing crisis in Darfur, and the status of women throughout Sudan.

The Women's Movement in the Maghreb and Iran

January 13, 2005 // 11:00am12:15pm
Middle East Program
Lilia Labidi, Professor of Psychology and Anthropology, University of Tunis, Tunisia; Nayereh Tohidi, Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, Women's Studies Department, California State University-Northridge

Confronting the Crisis: Women and AIDS

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am10:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts address women's particular vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, the disease's impact on family livelihoods, and women's role in prevention programs.

Film Screening and Discussion: God Sleeps in Rwanda

November 09, 2004 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Africa Program
A screening of God Sleeps in Rwanda by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, which traces the impact of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on the lives of the women who survived it. Discussion followed with filmmaker Kimberlee Acquaro and Norah Bagarinkah, genocide survivor and activist. An online exhibit of Ms. Acquaro's photographs can be viewed via the Holocaust Museum website.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 3 of 6

November 04, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At the third meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series, Dr. Gruenbaum discusses community-based efforts to change attitudes toward female genital cutting in Sudan, and Dr. Inhorn focuses on the impact of Islamic teachings on the spread of infertility technologies.

Pharmaceutical Pioneers: Female Pharmacists in Dakar, Senegal

August 03, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Africa Program
A presentation by Donna A. Patterson , Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow at the Wilson Center's Africa Program. Patterson will present an excerpt from her dissertation research, which examines the intersection of gender and professional development among female pharmacy owners in Dakar, Senegal.

Is Our Security Threatened by "Too Many Men"?

July 19, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts the launch of the controversial new book, Bare Branches, featuring coauthor Valerie Hudson, Brigham Young University, and discussant Barbara Miller, George Washington University.

Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 12, 2004 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with a team of researchers currently in the United States to promote the preliminary findings of research carried out jointly by International Alert and its Congolese partner organizations on the causes and consequences of sexual violence against women and girls in the South Kivu region of the DRC.

Women: MENA's Untapped Resource

January 30, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank

Kenya after Moi

October 09, 2003 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable Discussion with one of Kenya’s leading human rights advocates, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, the recipient of both the Robert F. Kennedy 1988 Human Rights Award and the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award.Dr. Kuria, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer, has for decades been at the center of Kenya’s struggle for constitutionalism and the rule of law. He has been repeatedly honored – for his defense of dissidents, for his mobilization of members of the Kenyan bar in resisting anti-democratic initiatives and practices, for his distinguished serve as a judge, and for his role in the campaign to restore political pluralism in Kenya. Recently, following the election of President Kibaki, Dr. Kuria was appointed to a tribunal established to inquire into allegations of judicial corruption; in addition, he is currently serving as assisting counsel to the commission enquiring into the infamous Goldenberg scandal. His presence in Washington will provide an opportunity to review Kenya’s recent political and constitutional evolution, and to assess Kenya’s human rights environment in post-Moi Kenya.

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