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[16days_discussion] WOZA Founder Williams Receives French Order of Merit

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Tue Nov 29 12:29:56 EST 2011

The Center for Women's Global Leadership congratulates WOZA Founder and 
National Coordinator Jenni Williams on being awarded the French National 
Order of Merit.  Her work exemplifies the spirit and vision of the 16 
Days Campaign to end gender-based violence, and to create a more 
peaceful world.

In her acceptance speech, Ms. WIlliams notes:

"In this harsh economic climate, there is no peace in our homes and 
women are the punching bag. It is said that sexual harassment is 
experienced by up to 70 % of women and I am one of the 70%. Women aged 
15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, 
car accidents, war, and malaria. This year the theme is From Peace in 
the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End 
Violence against Women."

For information on WOZA, see

Congratulations, Ms. Williams!

The 16 Days Team
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
160 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Tel: 1-732-932-8782
Fax: 1-732-932-1180
Skype: cwgl_16days
Email: 16days at

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