Tuesday, September 18, 2012
TIME: 11:30am - Bar opens; 12:15pm - Lunch; 1-2pm - Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Global Women’s Task Force Luncheon
Please join the Global Women’s Task Force in welcoming human rights advocate and attorney, Morgan Weibel of the Tahirih Justice Center. What are we doing about gender-based violence, including genital mutilation, torture, rape, human trafficking, honor crimes, widow rituals, forced marriage, and domestic violence? Ms. Weibel and the staff at Tahirih provide legal representation to women fleeing these threats in their countries, as well as case management services, to create a new life here.
We will hear about their important work, and what we can do to spread the word, advocate and support their efforts to protect women and girls, whose victimization affects us all. Ms. Weibel has developed an expertise in femicide, and international women’s rights. She will present some of her cases to us, and give us talking points to raise awareness about this worldwide problem.
Program to follow Global Women’s Task Force Meeting. All who are able are welcome and encouraged to attend!