Global Violence against Women: Peril and Promise (Via Zoom) EVENT POSTPONED
Global Violence against Women: Peril and Promise (Via Zoom)
Event postponed. Please check back for future program offerings.
April 12, 6:30pm-8:00pm (Central Time)
Registration Deadline: April 8 (A link will be sent to you on April 9)
In her presentation, Global Violence against Women: Peril and Promise, Cheryl Thomas will address the dramatic surge of violence against women during the COVID-19 lockdown and how activists are working to address it. She will provide an overview of the dynamic global movement to end one of the most insidious and deadly human rights abuses in our time. She will highlight the groundbreaking developments in recent years that are keeping women and girls safer.
Cheryl Thomas is the founding Director of Global Rights for Women. Since 1993, Cheryl has worked with partners around the world to promote women’s human rights and achieve effective legal reform to end violence against women. She has participated in the drafting of new laws on violence against women and girls in over 20 countries and trained legal and community professionals to enforce such laws in dozens of countries. She has worked closely with the United Nations to develop model standards on legal reform on violence against women leading a global consultation on the enforcement of laws in Spain in 2015. She has participated in numerous UN Expert Group Meetings on violence against women, including in 2008 when she co-chaired the meeting to draft the UN Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women. In 2011, she was recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of 150 “Women Who Shake the World”. Former positions include Director of the Women’s Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights, Executive Director at WATCH, partner and shareholder at Briggs and Morgan Law Firm, Special Assistant Attorney General at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
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