Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Go On! Update on “Forgotten Sisters” Roundtable at ASIL

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

More exciting news on plans for “Forgotten Sisters: Violence Against Women with Disabilities, Human Rights, and Complex Identity Status” on which we’ve posted here.
The roundtable discussion is part of the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law and sponsored by the International Disability Rights Interest Group (IDRIG). It will draw much-needed attention to international legal developments and strategies addressing violence against women with disabilities.
Panelists include IntLawGrrl Caroline Bettinger-López, Akiko Ito, and Stephanie Ortoleva (co-chair of IDRIG and moderator).
We are now pleased to report that Julie Mertus (right), Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Program at the School of International Service, American University has confirmed her participation.
Rhonda Neuhaus (below left), an expert on human rights and sustainable inclusive development, and Senior Policy Analyst with the the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, has been invited.
Unfortunately, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, USAID, now has an overseas conflict and can no longer attend.
The roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 3:15-4:45 p.m. in the Potomac Room of the Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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