Event: “Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women”

Join UN Watch for parallel event to UN Comission on the Status of Women, 4 March 2013: “Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women”

The situation of women’s rights in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
Dr. Qanta Ahmed

Human rights activist, associate professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook), author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom.

The situation of women’s rights in Iran
Roya Hakakian

Author, Farsi poet, founding member of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, producer for CBS 60 Minutes and other programs. Her most recent book, Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, about Iran’s terror campaign against exiled Iranian dissidents in Western Europe, was named a Notable Book of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review.

Violence against women’s in the Syrian struggle for freedom
Hadeel Kouki

Student activist from Syria

Event details:
Date: Monday, 4 March 2013
When: 10:30 AM
Where: V-Hall Armenian Convention Center
Address: 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Co-Sponsors
Darfur Peace and Development Centre
Directorio Democratico Cubano
Gram Bharati Samiti
Initiatives for China
International Council of Jewish Women
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices
Solidarity House International Foundation
South Panafrican International
United Nations Watch
World Uyghur Congress

1 Response to “Event: “Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women””


  • It’s time for the world to realize that women are equal to men and men are equal to women. However, women are not biologically and physiologically designed to do all the jobs that men can do and vice verse. The intersection of the jobs that men, as well as women, can do equally efficiently will be the jobs that both men and women vie for, and there ought not to be nepotism based on gender. For jobs that only men can do, men only will vie for them; and for jobs that only women can do, only women will vie for them. Once equality between men and women is restored violence against woman will see an exponential decline because men and women will learn to work together and nobody is denied opportunity based on gender.

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