The Ginetta Sagan Women Human Rights Defenders Tour: "The Courage to Shine a Light"
September 27, 2012 —
The Ginetta Sagan Women Human Rights Defenders Tour: “The Courage to Shine a Light”
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 203
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ana Sagan, Granddaughter of Ginetta Sagan
Jenni Williams, Founder, Women of Zimbabwe Arise; Recipient, 2012 Ginetta Sagan Award
Beatrice Mukansinga, Founder, Mbwirandumva Initiative; Recipient, 1998 Ginetta Sagan Award
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.
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