International Conference: Violence Against Women

Hosted by the American Graduate School in Paris on the occasion of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), the International Conference "Violence Against Women" will bring together policy-makers, diplomats, NGO leaders, lawyers, journalists, scholars, and human rights activists in Paris on November 28 to discuss the worldwide issue of violence perpetrated against women, be it in times of armed conflict, in the name of law, or in the name of custom, religion or tradition.

The objective of the conference is threefold: to offer a forum for discussion and knowledge-sharing between contributors from different professions, to raise public awareness, and to call the governments as well as intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations to address this worldwide epidemic.

This conference is organized on the initiative of Professor Lorraine Koonce Farahmand, Esq., as a continuation of the work of the AGS Research Center on International Relations and Violence. The conference presentations and findings should lead to the publication of a second volume of Crimes Against Women, a collective work published by the AGS Research Center in 2010, with a foreword by Taslima Nasrin (New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010. Edited by David Wingeate Pike).

This conference is organized with the support of Maison des Cultures du Monde, Fondation Alliance Française, The American Women's Group in Paris, and Nova Science Publishers.

November 28, 2014  -  2:30pm-7:00pm
Théâtre des Cultures du Monde  -  101 bd Raspail, 75006 Paris
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Header picture: Crimes Against Women book cover, painting by Charlotte Lyon , detail

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