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Lecture: Putting Violence Against Women And Girls On The International Agenda

  • When Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 6 p.m.
  • Where Admiral Baker Clubhouse, Mission Valley, 2400 Admiral Baker Road, Building 3604, San Diego, CA 92120
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Lectures & Classes
  • Cost $23 - $28

Join The San Diego World Affairs Council for a talk with Liesl Gerntholtz, director of Human Rights Watch's Women’s Rights Division on Oct. 26, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Ms. Gerntholtz and her team have made groundbreaking strides in how the international community perceives and reacts to the use of rape as a weapon of war; she and her team work to change the culture of impunity in places where violence against women is tolerated, end abuse of women refugees, institute the right for reproductive care to reduce women mortality, change laws that strip women of all possessions, as well as their children, and much more.

In California, Liesl’s team looked into sexual abuse of women in immigration detention centres, and at a backlog of thousands of rape kits that were collected from rape victims but never tested. In both cases, Liesl was able to get city and state legislators to act on behalf of these women, who until then did not have a voice.

Location: Admiral Baker Clubhouse, 2400 Admiral Baker Road, Building 3604, San Diego, CA 92120 Google Map

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