The aim of the conference is to inform thinking and practices around key issues and trends related to adolescent girls. Recent years have seen a growing interest in the topic of adolescent girls as a strategic group in addressing poverty alleviation and gender equality. While the experiences gained through years of programmes in promoting protective environments in schools, working to eliminate harmful traditional practices, and addressing sexual abuse has provided a growing evidence base, there has not yet been sufficient empirical evidence or knowledge generated to drive effective and innovative policies. The 5th International Conference organized by the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School and UNICEF will review current global trends and ideas regarding adolescent girls, explore ways to fill the knowledge gaps and showcase lessons learned and good practices for effective and strategic policy making.
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and The Center for the Study of Women and Society
IGNITING CHANGE:ACTIVATING ALLIANCES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Co-Sponsored by:
Barnard Center for Research on Women; Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, SUNY Albany; Demos; Girls Inc.; Gender Studies Program, John Jay College; Legal Momentum; Shirley Chisholm Center for Research on Women; U.S. National Committee for UNIFEM, New York Chapter; The White House Project; The Women of Color Policy Network at New York University
The Reel Justice Film Conference focuses on models for community reconciliation as a response to violence, and in particular police brutality,racially motivated violence and violence against women. This event is free and open to the public!
SPEAKERS: Rosa Clemente - Campaign Manager, Immigrant Rights Project, Amnesty International • Quentin Walcott - Connect, NYC • Leymah Gwobee - Liberian activist, Pray the Devil Back to Hell • Kevin Powell - writer, activist • Asha Bandele - writer and activist • Kamau Franklin - Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, National Coordinating Committee • King Downing - ACLU, former director Anti-Racial Profiling Project • Tami Gold - producer, Every Mother's Son • Iris Baez - mother of Anthony Baez, Every Mother's Son • Angela Jones - NYCLU, Schools to Prisons Pipeline • Rod Star - Rebel Diaz • M1 - Dead Prez
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