Combating Violence Against Women: What’s Working? May 29, 2014

21 mai 2014 at 12:30

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Combating Violence Against Women: What’s Working?

A FREE non-CLE teleconference proudly presented by
ABA Section of International Law
International Human Rights Committee;
Asia /Pacific Committee;
India Committee;
NGO & Not-For-Profit Organizations Committee;
Women’s Interest Network (WIN)

and
IMPOWR 

By Teleconference Only
Thursday, May 29, 2014
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Recent horrific and highly publicized attacks against women, international advocacy to combat sex trafficking, and efforts to pass I-VAWA and other legislation have heightened awareness about the global epidemic of violence against women. Less well-know are the various innovative and practical strategies and approaches around the globe that have significantly increased prosecutions and convictions of offenders, empowered women to vindicate their right to be free from violence, and otherwise improved the safety and security of women. This teleconference will highlight best practices throughout the world to combat violence against women, including: mobile courts to enhance access to justice for victims in rural areas; coordinated response centers for victims of sexual violence; and, specialized units training of judges, police officers, prosecutors and local leaders/elders to educate them about gender violence and to ensure effective and timely investigations, prosecutions and convictions. Speakers will include representatives from advocacy groups operating in various regions of the world and judges/law enforcement personnel involved in developing/implementing these approaches.

Moderator:

  • Elizabeth Brundige, Executive Director, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Speakers:

  • Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco, Vice President of the Supreme Court of Argentina and founder of the Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Office
  • Maimbo Ziela,National Coordinator of WLSA-Zambia
  • Smriti Minocha, Senior Program Officer, Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi, India

 Please RSVP* to Jonathan Lewis at jonathan.lewis@americanbar.org 

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