Now for a Limited Time: Free Registration for the Women & Genocide in the 21st Century Symposium!

Now for a Limited Time: Free Registration for the Women & Genocide in the 21st Century Symposium!

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/10/2014 – 5:35pm

Women and Genocide in the 21st Century:

The Case of Darfur

National Symposium

419 7th St. NW  Washington, DC

Saturday, October 25th-Sunday, October 26th

Registration is now FREE for everyone from Wednesday, October 8th-Thursday, October 16th!



Schedule of Events & Speakers

Saturday, October 25

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration

9:00am – 10:00am: Introduction and Opening Remarks

                                Norrie Kurtz, Chair of the Board of Darfur Women Action Group

                                Clip from FEMME Documentary

10:00am – 11:00am: Genocide in the 21st Century

                                 Gregory H. Stanton, Genocide Scholar and Chair of Genocide Watch

                                 Marion Arnaud, Project Officer, Office on Genocide Prevention & the Responsibility to Protect

                                 Niemat Ahmadi, Founder and President of Darfur Women Action Group

                                 Tom Andrews, President and Chief Executive Officer of United to End Genocide

11:00am – 11:10am: Coffee Break

11:15am – 11:30am: Violence Against Women in Darfur Video

11:30am – 12:30pm: Women’s Resilience in the face of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

                                 Maisoon Ibrahim-Ateem, former Atlas Corps

                                Speaker from Rohingya Community to be confirmed

                                Rwandan Survivor, to be confirmed

                                Survivor from Central African republic CAR, to be confirmed

                                Moderated by Ndimyake Mwakalyelye, Broadcaster at Voice of America

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Keynote Address

                Eric Reeves, Professor at Smith College, Prominent Journalist and Sudan Expert

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Remarks on Accountability for Genocide and Crimes Against Women

               Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court Prosecutor

              Stephen J. Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Office of Global Criminal Justice

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Strategies for Women’s Empowerment

                              Kimberly Barnes, Executive Director and Founder of Voices for Hope

                              Farah Council, Program Manager in Sudan and South Sudan, Initiative for Inclusive Security

Jeffrey Eide: Head of Education and Media Outreach Committee, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

                             Hadley Rose, President of Genocide Watch

Moderated by Donna Robinson, DWAG Volunteer and Attorney at Law, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the World Bank

4:00pm– 4:10pm: Coffee Break

4:15pm-  Watchers of the Sky Video


 Sunday, October 26

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration

9:00am – 9:15am: Voices from Darfur Video

9:15am – 10:15am: Crisis in Sudan at Large ( Roundtable with Sudanese from all Regions of Sudan)

                              Khalid Gerais, Human Rights Activist, Co-founder of Nubia Project

   Ahmed H. Adam, Senior Advisor, Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for

   the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

   Omer Ismael, Special Adviser at Enough Project

   Moderated by NiematAhmadi, Founder and President of Darfur Women Action Group

10:15am – 10:45am: Remarks by Kemi Onanuga, Founding President and Chief Executive of the Pan African  Women Legislative Assembly (PAWLA); Ambassador-at-Large to the United Nations for Women Economic Empowerment, Leadership and Political Participation

10:45am – 11:00am: Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Breakout Discussions

                                 Strategies for Sustainable Change in Sudan – Sudanese Diaspora

                                 Advocacy and Policy Reform – Activists

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Create a Unified Strategy for Sustainable Change in Sudan

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Remarks by El-Fadel Arbab, Darfur Genocide Survivor and Educator

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Presentation of Unified Strategy and Recommendations

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Remarks by Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, U.S.         Department of State, to be confirmed

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Closing Remarks


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