Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Congressional Briefing on Women’s Human Rights in Africa: Monday, March 28, 2011

Georgetown Law’s Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program in cooperation with Congresswomen Louise Slaughter invite you to a Congressional Briefing addressing Women’s Human Rights in Africa:

Speakers Africa
Makda Tessema (Ethiopia)
What Next?  The Practice of Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia:  
Legal Boundaries and Cultural Norms
 
Zaamu Kaboneke (Uganda)
Climate Change and Women’s Human Rights in Uganda
 
Rachel Muthoga (Kenya)
2007-2008 Post-Election Violence: 
The Failure of the Kenyan Legal System to Protect Women
from Sexual and Gender Based Violence
 
Gladys Mbuya (Cameroon)
A Woman’s Right to Decide If, When and Whom to Marry in Cameroon
 
Sarah Nambasa (Uganda)
Maternal and Reproductive Health Rights of Evicted Batwa Women in Uganda
 
Selamawit Tesfaye (Ethiopia)
The Plight of Ethiopian Domestic Workers in the Middle East
 
Moderator 
Julia L. Ernst
Executive Director, Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Program
Georgetown University Law Center
 
Monday, March 28, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 121 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
 
Please RSVP by Thursday, March 24 with your name, title, affiliation, and contact information to [email protected]
 
The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program trains lawyers from Africa who are committed to advancing women’s human rights in their countries.  The LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree focusing on international women’s human rights from the Georgetown University Law Center and participate in additional professional development programming.  The LAWA Program has trained over 70 LAWA Fellows from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.  LAWA alumnae now serve as judges, parliamentarians, law professors, founders and directors of non-profit organizations, public interest lawyers, and other influential positions, where they continue to advance women’s human rights throughout Africa. 

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