2003 Events

  • November 25-December 10, 2003: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
  • December 10, 2003: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, participated on a panel on Human Rights Ten Years After Vienna: Progress, Challenges and the Role of Key Institutions, Human Rights Day, United Nations, New York
  • December 4, 2003 (4:30pm): An Extraordinary Evening Exploring Life in Iraq Under Occupation, a panel with Amal Al-Khedairy and Nermin Al-Mufti, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, Conference Room 103 & 104, sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Department & the Center for Women's Global Leadership
  • November 17, 2003: The Center for Women's Global Leadership, the Institute for Women's Leadership, and Douglass College at Rutgers University invite you to join the participants of the 2003 International Strategic Directions Consultation for a public program and reception - Symposium & Celebration: FEMINIST ORGANIZING FOR A GLOBAL FUTURE
  • November 11, 2003: Discussion with Sunila Abeysekera, one of the founding mothers of feminism in South Asia and IWL Visiting Global Associate, 2:30pm, 160 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • October 8-9, 2003: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, spoke at Clash and Consensus: Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World, presented by Women's Learning Partnership in cooperation with the Global Fund for Women, John Hopkins University, Washington, DC http://www.learningpartnership.org.
  • July 6-10, 2003: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, spoke at Leading Change: The Power to Act, World YWCA, Brisbane, Australia http://waccglobal.org/en/resources/media-and-gender-monitor/97-issue-13/1013-Leading-Change-The-Power-to-Act.html
  • July 3-4, 2003: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, participated in the IWDA forum, Brisbane, Australia
  • June 20, 2003 (1-3pm): Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, spoke at Women with Disabilities: Opportunities and challenges for women's rights activists in the development of a Convention on the human rights of people with disabilities, UN Secretariat, New York.
  • June 3, 2003 (5:30-8pm): Claiming Sexual Rights: Advocacy in a World of Fundamentalisms, sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the Law and Culture Society at Columbia University, and the Law and Policy Project of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Panelists included: Katherine Franke (Welcome), IGLHRC and Law & Culture Society; Charlotte Bunch (Moderator), Center for Women's Global Leadership; Lohana Berkins, Transgender Activist from Argentina, Felipa de Souza Awardee 2003; Ayesha Imam, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights; and Ali Miller, Mailman School of Public Health, Law and Policy Project. Included a showing of the video "Campaign Against Fundamentalisms." Columbia University School of Law, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104 (116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, NE Corner).
  • May 29-31, 2003: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, spoke at the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) 2003 Annual Conference in collaboration with the Women's Leadership Institute, Mills College, Borders, Babies, and Bombs: A Gendered Reframing of Security, Mills College, Oakland, California. For program details, please visit the NCRW website at http://www.ncrw.org, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (1-212) 785-7335, extension 14.
  • April 24, 2003: Women's Experiences and Peacemaking Initiatives in Times of War and Armed Conflict 4:30pm Reception, 5:00pm Program, Panel Presentation, Trayes Hall B, Douglass Student Center, Douglass College
    • Dr. Fathieh Saudi, Jordanian pediatrician and women's human rights advocate, IWL Visiting Global Associate at the Center for Women's Global Leadership.
    • Radhika Coomaraswamy, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to the Commission on Human Rights
    • Patricia Guerrero, Founder and Legal Advisor, League of Displaced Women in Colombia, Human Rights Advocate with the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University
    • Panel Moderator: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership
  • This was the inaugural event of the new Visiting Global Associates Program established by an endowed gift to the Institute for Women's Leadership by the Ford Foundation. April 15, 2003: Gender & Human Development in South Asia 1-2:30pm, Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Douglass College, First Floor Khadijah Haq, Director, Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre, sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Department & the Center for Women's Global Leadership
  • March 20, 2003: Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, delivered a Wilson's Cat talk at the Palais Wilson. Professor Bunch addressed the issues of Gender and Human Rights ten years after Vienna and after the September 11 events. For more information, see ICHRP official website.

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