Georgetown Law International Women’s Day Symposium

March 18, 2014 —

WHAT: 

International Women’s Day Symposium — Taking Global Action for Women’s Rights — presented by the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program, the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP), Human Rights Action-Amnesty International, and the Human Rights Institute.

WHEN: 

Friday, March 21, 2014

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue
Washington, DC 20001

SCHEDULE:

9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Panel – Achieving Equality: Economic and Political Participation of Women
Elsy Chemurgor Sainna, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Senior Program Officer, Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists
Fagbenle Oluwaseun Oyindamola, Legal Practitioner, Adegbenro & Co.
Vasu Reddy, National Partnership for Women and Families
Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law, Georgetown Law (Moderator)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Keynote Address
Sara Jane Ibrahim, Advocacy Counsel, Refugee Protection, Human Rights First

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Panel – Advancing Justice: Ending Gender-Based Violence
Alice Kinyua, Legal Officer and Manager of the Mudzini Kwetu Center, Advocate of the High Court
Maria Edith Jurua, Coordinator of Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda
Courtney Cross, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Domestic Violence Clinic, Georgetown Law
Jennifer Long, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law (Moderator)

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Panel – Accessing Healthcare: Gender Specific Health Services
Behailu Teklehaimanot Weldeyohannes, Law Professor and Vice-Director of the Legal Aid Center, Jimma University
Angelina Atabong, Judge and Investigating Magistrate
Sara Kluberdanz, The Women’s Collective
Aram Schvey, Policy Counsel for Foreign Policy and Human Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights
Susan Deller Ross, Director of the International Women’s Rights Clinic and Professor, Georgetown Law

NOTE: 

This symposium will explore current global women’s rights issues and ongoing advocacy work to achieve women’s rights around the world. 

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.