2004 Events

  • October 21, 2004 (4:30-6:30pm): United Nations Day 2004, Women's Rights and Empowerment: The Millennium Development Goals and Gender Equity, address by Executive Director Charlotte Bunch, New Jersey's Honorary UN Day Chair. Recognition Ceremony honoring local New Jersey women who have improved the lives of women and children, Trayes Hall, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • October 12, 2004 (3pm): The Institute for Women's Leadership, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Center for Women's Global Leadership invite you to a special presentation event: pdf Why Your Vote Matters for Women's Health Locally and Globally: Find out how U.S. policies affect you and women around the world. Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, NJ. Featuring Panelists: Carmen Barroso - (Brazil) Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region; formerly Director of Population Program for the MacArthur Foundation; Pregaluxmi Govender - (South Africa) Former Parliamentarian of South Africa; Fulbright Scholar, Center for Women's Global Leadership; Jeannine LaRue - Senior Vice President, Saint Barnabas Health System, responsible for legislative, regulatory and public affairs for New Jersey's largest healthcare system; President, Executive Women of New Jersey; Susan Wilson - Founder and Executive Coordinator, Network for Family Life Education, Rutgers Center for Applied Psychology; architect of New Jersey's statewide sexuality education program in public schools; and Charlotte Bunch - Founder and Executive Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership, moderator. For more information, call Kristen Pipes at (732) 932-1463 ext. 646, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • August 25, 2004 (7-8:30pm) Just before the Republicans hit town: TALKING BACK TO THE BACKLASH: A Forum on Bush's War on Women, The Graduate Center of CUNY - Proshansky Auditorium, 365 Fifth Avenue @ corner of 34th Street. Featuring Laura Flanders, renowned print and radio journalist and editor of the new Feminist Press anthology The W Effect: Bush's War on Women. Other special guests include: Jennifer Baumgardner, Charlotte Bunch, Sean Cahill, Richard Goldstein, Maria Raha, and more…. How are women really being affected by the policymaking of the new millennium? The W Effect uncovers the deadly impact of Bush-era policies in the workplace, in the economy, in the military, in the bedroom, and in other war zones at home and abroad. Booksigning to follow. For more information or to buy the book contact Jessica Roncker at (212) 817-7920 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free and open to the public
  • June 29, 2004: pdf Women Meet with the UN Deputy-Secretary General to Discuss the Position of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women.
  • June 9, 2004 (6:30pm): Bella Abzug Leadership Institute & Fund, Center for Advancement of Women, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Choices Women's Medical & Mental Health Center & Manhattan Borough President, C. Virginia Fields presented document an evening with Linda Stein.
  • June 8, 2004 (6:30-8:30pm): The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission presented an event in honor of this year's Felipa Awardee, the Gender/Sexuality Rights Association of Taiwan, Sexing Feminism, Sexing Rights: Sexual Rights are Human Rights, with Charlotte Bunch, Center for Women's Global Leadership; Susana Fried, IGLHRC; Pauline Park, NYAGRA; Margaret Satterthwaite, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; and Members of G/SRAT. For more information, please contact: Stephan Sastrawidjaja, T: 212-216-1278 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • April 2, 2004: Talking and Doing Citizenship, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes (Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs), Rutgers University. Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, gave plenary address
  • March 25, 2004: Women in the Era of Globalization: Power and Gender, Inaugural Conference and L'Hommedieu Lecture, sponsored by Douglass College, Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Eagleton Institute, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Women's Leadership, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Rutgers University Office of the President, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Douglass College Center, New Brunswick, NJ
  • March 24, 2004 (11-1pm): The Department of Women's & Gender Studies and the Institute for Research on Women presented a Colloquium on African Women's Health, featuring Bernedette Muthien (Founder and Executive Director, Engender, South Africa) and medical anthropologist Ellen E. Foley (University of Pennsylvania). Julie Livingston (History-Rutgers) moderated the discussion. Co-sponsored by the Departments of African Studies and Anthropology, the Center for African Studies and the Center for Women's Global Leadership, supported by the Rutgers University Research Council and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University. Location: Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, NJ
  • February 19, 2004 (5pm): Women, Human Rights, and Development in Nigeria, Hauwa Ibrahim, lead defense counsel for the internationally publicized case of Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman, who was sentenced to be stoned to death for Zina or adultery under Sharia law. Hauwa Ibrahim and a team of lawyers successfully represented her case to an acquittal by the Sharia Appellate Court in the State of Katsina, Nigeria. Sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in partnership with the Center for African Studies, the Center for Women's Global Leadership, and the Institute for Women's Leadership. Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, Special Events Forum, 1st Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, reception to follow, please RSVP to Jane Sproul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 732-932-3429 x576.
  • January 16-21, 2004: World Social Forum, India, Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, participated in the following sessions:
    • Jan. 14 & 15: Participant in the International Invitational Meeting "Building Solidarity: A Feminist Dialogue" organized by the National Network of Autonomous Women's Groups in India with DAWN, WICEJ, AFM, ISIS, FEMNET, and INFORM
    • January 19: 5-8pm at venue C 78. Seminar: "Crises, Violence and Rights: Finding Human Security in a Globalizing World" sponsored by the National Council for Research on Women
    • January 19: 9-12am, "Peace Through Process: Interactive Discussion," panel coordinated by International Bill of Rights Project and Global Action to Prevent War
    • January 19: 2pm, "Political Bodies - New Emancipating Struggles that Foster a Radical Democracy," panel coordinated by Articulacion Feminist Marcosur

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