[16days_discussion] Event: Norma Cruz discusses femicide in Guatemala (Washington, DC)
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Sat Feb 20 16:06:19 EST 2010
If you are in the DC region, please consider coming to hear Norma Cruz discuss femicide in Guatemala.
Board Member, GHRC
Violence Against Women and Femicide in Guatemala
In Honor of International Women’s Day, the Gender Based-Violence Task Force
Of the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Is Pleased to Present:
A Brown Bag with Norma Cruz, Co-founder and Director of the
Survivors Foundation, a Guatemalan NGO
When: Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: Population Reference Bureau
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009
Ms. Cruz is an internationally recognized advocate and activist for women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and illegal adoptions. She is one of eight women worldwide to receive the “Women of Courage” award from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in March 2009.
The focus of the discussion will be violence against women and femicide, impunity and the rule of law in Guatemala, and the necessary steps to ensure safety for Guatemalan women and girls. Ms. Cruz will be in Washington, DC, as part of her “Stop Femicide in Guatemala” (http://www.stopfemicide.com/) Spring 2010 Speaking Tour, sponsored by the Guatemala Human Rights Commission (see www.ghrc-usa.org/Programs/ForWomensRighttoLive/SpeakingTour.htm for more information on the tour).
To RSVP for the Brown Bag, email Jennay Ghowrwal at jghowrwal at prb.org by March 1. Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. PRB is located near the Dupont Circle Q Street exit on the Red Line.
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