WILPF at CSW58: From Bosnia to Syria: Women Organizing for Peace, Rights and Accountability

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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CSW58 Event
Bosnia to Syria: omen Organizing for Peace, Rights and Accountability
13 March 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Organized by: CUNY School of Law, WILPF, MADRE, Rutgers Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), Kvinna till Kvinna

Participants:  Madeleine Rees (WILPF Secretary General), Barbro Svedberg (WILPF MENA Project Manager) Abigail Disney (Filmmaker) Radhika Balakrishnan (Center for Women’s Global Leadership), Liesl Gerntholtz (Human Rights Watch)

On the evening of March 13 WILPF’s Secretary General Madeleine Rees was awarded the 2014 CUNY School of Law Dean’s Social Justice Award in recognition of her leading legacy of advocating for women’s human rights in the context of conflict. The event started with a video documentary of women peacemakers from around the world thanking Rees for her courage, leadership, and inspiration. It then provided space for an acclaimed panel to reflect on Madeleine’s impact on their own work for gender justice, equality, and peace. All of the speakers honored and thanked Rees for the work she has done for women all over the world. Human Rights Watch Executive Director of the Women’s Rights Division Liesl Gerntholtz appreciated Rees for always creating space for women to talk to other women, from the grassroots level to diplomats and everywhere inbetween. Acclaimed filmmaker Abigail Disney said that she knew that Madeleine was a visionary and a genius when she met her. Center for Women’s Global