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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Human Rights

Madeleine Rees is Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and recipient of this year's Dean's Social Justice Award. as we honor her long legacy of fighting for women's human rights in the context of conflict, learn how she is applying hard lessons from Bosnia to the Syrian context so that women have rights and justice in peace negotiations and any future transitional justice process.

The Dean's Award is presented by Dean Michelle J. Anderson on behalf of CUNY School of Law in recognition of extraordinary commitment to social justice.

This event is a part of our Public Square LIVE series, which highlights the work of leaders and people working on the frontlines advocating for social justice around the world.

Speakers include:

Radhika Coomaraswamy
former UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Abigail Disney
filmmaker, Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Radhika Balakrishnan
Executive Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership

Liesl Gerntholtz
Executive Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Doors open at 5.30 pm.

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