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
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
Student activist from Syria