Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women

Women’s Voices Now Director, Dr.Qanta Ahmed will participate in the UN Watch event:

Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women,”March 4, 2013.
This is an official NGO side event for the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Profiles_in_Courage__Human_Rights_Defenders_and_the_Struggle_to_End_Violence_Against_Women_1.jpg“The Situation of Women’s Rights in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”
Dr. Qanta Ahmed

Human rights activist, associate professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook).
Author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom.

Courage__Human_Rights_Defenders_and_the_Struggle_to_End_Violence_Against_Women_2.jpg“The Situation of Women’s Rights in Iran.”
Roya Hakakian

Author, Farsi poet, founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, producer for CBS 60 Minutes and other programs. Her most recent book,Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, about Iran’s terror campaign against exiled Iranian dissidents in Western Europe, was named a Notable Book of 2011 by theNew York Times Book Review.

Courage__Human_Rights_Defenders_and_the_Struggle_to_End_Violence_Against_Women_3.jpg“Violence Against Women in the Syrian Struggle for Freedom.”
Hadeel Kouki

A student human rights activist from Syria, Ms. Kouki has testified before the United Nations Human Rights Council and headlined the 2012 Geneva Summit for Human Rights.

This event will be moderated by Celia Michonik, Chair of International Outreach, UN Watch.

Date: Monday, March 4, 2013
When: 10:30 AM
Where: V-Hall Armenian Convention Center
Address: 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Co-Sponsors: Darfur Peace and Development Centre, Directorio Democratico Cubano, Gram Bharati Samiti, Initiatives for China, International Council of Jewish Women, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, Solidarity House International Foundation, South Panafrican International, United Nations Watch, World Uyghur Congress

March 04, 2013 at 10:30am - 1:30pm
Armenian Convention Center
630 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10017
United States
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