[16days_discussion] Event: Violence against women and femicide in Guatemala

Jo tgifeminist at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 28 20:43:28 EST 2010

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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