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Zainab Bangura, Samantha Power, and Robin Wright to Lead International Women’s Day Discussion on Women, Conflict, and the Prevention of Sexual Violence

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Zainab Bangura, Samantha Power, and Robin Wright to Lead International Women’s Day Discussion on Women, Conflict, and the Prevention of Sexual Violence

Posted by Enough Team on February 28, 2014

Enough Project Press Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zainab Bangura, Samantha Power, and Robin Wright to Lead International Women’s Day Discussion on Women, Conflict, and the Prevention of Sexual Violence

Washington, D.C. — In honor of International Women's Day, the Enough Project and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict will co-host a high-level special event on Thursday, March 6, at United Nations headquarters in New York. The discussion, entitled “International Women’s Day: Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict,” will cover the ways in which women experience conflict, the role of women in Congo’s peace process, efforts to combat the conflict minerals trade, and urgent actions needed to end and prevent sexual violence.

The event will be available via a live webcast to the public and can be followed on social media using the hashtag #ElevatePeace.

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Please join the Enough Project along with the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, and The United Nations Academic Impact Department of Public Information for a special discussion:

International Women’s Day: Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Panelists:      

Zainab Bangura, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Robin Wright, Actor and activist

Tim Mohin, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Chair of the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), and author

Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, Congolese lawyer, advocate, and Program Facilitator, Federal Leadership Institute                             

Moderator:        

John Prendergast, Co-Founder of Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project

 

When:                    Thursday, March 6, 2014

                                 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for an arts and activism presentation featuring award-winning filmmaker Paul Freedman and Congolese activists Omékongo Dibinga and Adele Kibasumba prior to the panel discussion at 7pm.

 

Where:                  United Nations Headquarters

                                Economic and Social Council Chamber

                                New York, NY 10017

There will be limited availability of guest panelists to the media following the discussion. For logistical information or if you wish to cover this event, contact Carine Umuhumuza at 202-478-5314 or cumuhumuza@enoughproject.org. All press must RSVP using the link provided.

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The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.

The United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict provides high-level political advocacy, leadership and awareness-raising to help eradicate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

The United Nations Academic Impact Department of Public Information is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in actively supporting ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution.

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations represents the Government of Japan and is working towards the realization of several goals on behalf of the Government of Japan, including the maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of the UN development agenda, enhancement of the engagement in human rights, humanitarian and women's issues and the promotion of human security.