Please join the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights and the Feminist Press for a reception and discussion of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the importance of the United States ratification, and how U.S. advocates are incorporating international human rights principles into domestic advocacy.
Wednesday July 9th, 2008
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres
The Jacob Blaustein Building
165 E. 56th Street (on the corner of 3rd Ave.)
New York, New York 10022
Dr. Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling- Member of CEDAW and principle editor of The Circle of Empowerment: Twenty-five years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
Debra Leibowitz- Professor of Political Science at Drew University. Author of the report: Respect, Protect, Fulfill: Raising the Bar on Women's Rights in San Francisco, An analysis ten years after the passage of the historic CEDAW ordinance in San Francisco, CA.
Ramona Ortega- Director of Workforce Development Study at the Women of Color Policy Network. Author of Justice Denied: How Family Courts in NYC Endanger Battered Women and Children, documenting the human rights violations of family courts in New York City.
Ejim Dike- Director of the Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center
RSVP by July 8- Oumie Sissoho
JBI at ajc.org