Honor Violence in the USA: Another Reason to Ratify CEDAW Now, June 10, 2015, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Orientation Theater North

Women's Voices Now is proud to co-host a special abridged screening, on Capitol Hill, of The Price of Honor(2014). This award-winning documentary about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters from Lewisville, Texas, who were killed in a premeditated “honor killing” in 2008, chronicles the lives of the sisters and the path to their eventual murders by their own father, Yaser Said, who fled the crime scene and remains at large.

“Honor Violence in the USA: Another Reason to Ratify CEDAW Now”

Hosted by Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-MD)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

U.S. Capitol Building

Orientation Theater North

Washington, D.C.

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), sponsors of House Resolution 145, which calls on the Senate to ratify CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and other panelists will discuss “honor violence,” an issue impacting women and girls in the USA and beyond that could be mitigated when CEDAW is implemented.

An abridged version of the 2014 award-winning documentary

“The Price of Honor”

about an “honor killing” case in the USA, will be shown.

Panelists

Naila Amin, American forced child marriage survivor

Xoel Pamos and Neena Nejad, activists and creators of “The Price of Honor”

Amy Logan , “The Price of Honor” consulting producer, Women's Voices Now Advisor, activist & author

Cynthia Helba, Ph.D., Westat researcher leading work on honor violence for DOJ

Stephanie Baric, AHA Foundation executive director

Ruth Trotter, honor violence activist

Diana Arango, World Bank Gender Group

Zainab Zeb Khan, global women's right activist; President of MALA; Women's Voices Now Advisor

Event Hosts

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

AHA Foundation

ICAN - International Civil Society Action Network

Jewish Women International

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Muslim American Leadership Alliance

Muslims Facing ;Tomorrow

Never a Memory Foundation

The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

UN Association of the National Capital Area, CEDAW in DC Committee

US National Committee for UN Women, National Capital Chapter

WIN – Women’s Information Network

Women’s Voices Now

YWCA National Capital Area

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For more information contact:

Amy Logan - Amy@amylogan.com

Karen Mulhauser - kmulhauser@consultingwomen.com

WHEN
June 10, 2015 at 6pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Honor Violence in the USA: Another Reason to Ratify CEDAW Now, June 10, 2015, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Orientation Theater North
Capitol Hill
Washington D.C., DC 20543
United States
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