The Ginetta Sagan Women Human Rights Defenders Tour: "The Courage to Shine a Light"

September 27, 2012 —

WHAT

The Ginetta Sagan Women Human Rights Defenders Tour: “The Courage to Shine a Light”

WHEN

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 203
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

MODERATOR

Ana Sagan, Granddaughter of Ginetta Sagan

WHO

Jenni Williams, Founder, Women of Zimbabwe Arise; Recipient, 2012 Ginetta Sagan Award

Beatrice Mukansinga, Founder, Mbwirandumva Initiative; Recipient, 1998 Ginetta Sagan Award

NOTE

Williams has committed her life to protesting, campaigning and leading peaceful demonstrations. She founded Women of Zimbabwe Arise to help mobilize the women of Zimbabwe to defend their political rights.

Mukansinga has dedicated herself to assisting women and children in post-genocide Rwanda. She founded the Mbwirandumva Initiative to help women who were disabled, traumatized and left without homes or families following the genocide. 

The Ginetta Sagan Speakers Tour is a four-city, national event highlighting the work of past recipients of the Ginetta Sagan Award. The Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA was created to recognize and assist women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. The award and fund are named in honor of the late human rights advocate and former honorary chair of the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute and Amnesty International USA.

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