Women’s Human Rights in Africa

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to invite you to a Congressional Briefing on Friday, March 5, 2010 on “Women’s Human Rights in Africa” presented by our Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows.  Please RSVP by March 3 (see below for further information).  We also invite you to learn more about the work of our fellows and alumni in our newsletter, at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/News/documents/WLPPFP_FallWinter_2010.pdf. Please pass along this message to anyone who might be interested in attending the presentation or in applying for future WLPPFP or LAWA fellowships. Thank you very much for helping us spread the word, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Georgetown Law's

Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program

in partnership with

Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11)

invite you to a congressional briefing on

Women's Human Rights in Africa

Featuring presentations by the 2009-2010

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows:


Monica Voke-Ighorodhe, LAWA Fellow from
Nigeria

Exclusion of Women in Politics in Nigeria:

Achieving Equality Using International Human Rights Standards

Rose Kimotho, LAWA Fellow from Kenya

Bringing Justice to the Shattered Matrimonial Home:

Applying International Human Rights Law in the Division of Matrimonial Property in Kenya

Susanne Okeny, LAWA Fellow from Uganda

Rape as a Tool of Violence and Discrimination against Women:

A Call for Judicial Application of International Human Rights Law in Ugandan Courts

Esther Ayuk, LAWA Fellow from Cameroon

Achieving Women’s Human Rights  in Cameroon:

Engendering Sustainable Development Programs in the Ministries of Environment & Agriculture

Carol Ajie, LAWA Fellow from Nigeria

Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights in Nigeria:

Why are Widows Maltreated?

Moderated by Julia L. Ernst

Executive Director, Georgetown Law WLPPFP/LAWA Program

Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10:00-12:00
Cannon Caucus Room, Room 345, Cannon House Office Building

Corner of Independence Avenue and First Street, NE, Washington, DC

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 3

with your name, title, affiliation, and contact information

to jle24@law.georgetown.edu

The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program trains lawyers from Africa who are committed to advancing women’s human rights in their countries.  The LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgetown Law focusing on international women’s human rights and participate in professional development activities.  The program has trained over 65 LAWA Fellows from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, as well as one from Afghanistan.  LAWA alumnae now serve as justices, judges, parliamentarians, law professors, founders and directors of non-profit organizations, public interest lawyers, and other influential positions, where they continue to advance women’s human rights throughout Africa.

Julia L. Ernst

Executive Director

Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Room 5024A

Washington, DC 20001

www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp