Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Using CEDAW to Advance Women’s Human Rights LIVE

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In honor of International Women’s Day The World Bank, the Nordic Trust Fund and the Leadership Conference Education Fund invite you to a special event on CEDAW and Human Rights

This event explores the critical role that CEDAW has played in promoting the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries, resulting in concrete advances for societies worldwide.  International policymakers, country representatives, and NGO leaders discussed the way forward in tackling gaps in women’s voice, agency, participation and access to justice–key dimensions identified in the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development.

Monday, March 5, 2012
12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Preston Auditorium
World Bank Main Complex
1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC

Luncheon Keynote Speakers:

Melanne Verveer
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
U.S. Department of State

Dr. Sima Samar
Chairperson, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Former Minister of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan

Other speakers include:

Caroline Anstey Managing Director, World Bank
Mahnaz Afkhami Founder and President, Women’s Learning Partnership
Sihem Badi Minister of Women’s Affairs, Tunisia
Kazi M. Aminul Islam Alternate Executive Director, Bangladesh, The World Bank
Jeni Klugman Director, Gender and Development, The World Bank
Dubravka Simonovic Member, CEDAW Committee, Croatia

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