9:45 – 11:15
Women’s Rights on the Global Stage (PG)
We are approaching an era where the struggle for gender equity in every facet of society is becoming the fundamental basis for foreign policy for the U.S. and other nations around the world. During this session, speakers will discuss the significance of the United States’ newly revived commitment to empower and improve the quality of life for women globally. They will examine the implications for securing the country’s obligations to pass IVAWA, ratify CEDAW, and fulfill the promises of the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals and the 1994 Cairo Conference. They will also recommend how young women can get involved in the cause for advancing women’s rights everywhere.
Daphne Jayasinghe, Women’s Human Rights Advocacy Director, Amnesty International
Feroza Yari, Feminist Majority Foundation Afghan Scholar
Anushay Hossain, Global Programs Coordinator, Feminist Majority Foundation
And later on this evening...
3:30 – 5:00 General Assembly
Fired Up? Ready to Go! (VV)
There is tremendous power in the feminist movement today, and it is up to us to harness that energy moving forward. In order to do so, we all must step up as skilled leaders and informed advocates, raising our voices for a better tomorrow. Join us for tips on leadership and advocacy, skills that will serve you well in any field, whether you’ll be joining us tomorrow on Capitol Hill or heading back to campus! This session will also include an opportunity for participants to share their action pledges and ideas for moving forward.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-4)
Jehmu Greene, President, Women’s Media Center
Jane Campbell, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
Alison Friedman, Senior Advisor, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State
Shelby Knox, Feminist Organizer
Grace Mulenga, University of the District of Columbia Student Government Association Vice President
Activism Pledge Sharing and Summary
Val Vilott, National Campus Organizer, Feminist Majority Foundation
Emily Kadar, National Campus Organizer, Feminist Majority Foundation