Women’s Human Rights in Africa

April 23, 2015 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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The Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center in cooperation with the Washington Foreign Law Society invites you to a briefing on

Women’s Human Rights in Africa

Featuring presentations by the 2014-2015 Fellows:

Sundaiway Amegashie-Liberia
Justice of the Peace Courts: Linking the Formal and Informal Justice Systems in Liberia to Effectively Prosecute Rape

Lillian Andama-Uganda
The Death Penalty is Not the Answer: Increasing Rape Prosecutions by Reducing the Penalty for Rape

Juliet Hatanga-Uganda
Hear Our Voices Too: Enhancing Women’s Participation and Meeting Women’s Needs in Northern Uganda’s Post-Conflict Economic Development

Victoria Matheri-Kenya
Can the ICC Deliver? Prosecuting Sexual Violence as a War Crime at the International Criminal Court

Yamrot Moges-Ethiopia
Expanding Affirmative Action and Providing Institutional Support to Realize the Promise of Education for Girls and Women in Ethiopia

Moderated by Professor Jill C. Morrison

Thursday, April 23rd
3pm to 5pm

Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 21st with your name, title and affiliation.

 

The LAWA Program trains lawyers from Africa who are committed to advancing women’s human rights in their countries. The Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgetown Law focusing on international women’s human rights and participate in professional development activities. The program has trained almost 100 attorneys from throughout the Continent. LAWA alumnae now serve as justices, judges, parliamentarians, law professors, founders and directors of non-profit organizations, public interest lawyers, and other influential positions, where they continue to advance women’s human rights throughout Africa. For additional information on the WLPPFP and LAWA Fellowship Programs, please visit our website.

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