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Violence Against Women, Honor Killing, and the Future of Society

Date:
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Time:
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Sureya Sayadi
Email:
Phone:
925-327-0001
Location Details:
McLaren Conference Center, Room 252 University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton Street (at Clayton Street)

Violence Against Women, Honor Killing, and the Future of Society

How Violence Against Women has Increased in Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Region

Amnesty International presents a campaign "Maze of Injustice", a film and a panel of speakers who are human right activists, HR attorneys, and a historian, of Kurdish, Iraqi, Iranian, and Native American descents.

The film Yol (The Way) will be shown. It depicts traditional gender roles prevalent in the Middle Eastern Region. This movie has been shown and acclaimed internationally and in the USA.

Panel discussion with:

  • Kristina Alayan: Human Rights Law Student, Intern with MCLI
  • Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Author,Feminist,Historian and International Human Right Activist www.reddirt.org
  • Ann Fagen Ginger: Human Rights Attorney, Executive Director of Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI = Human Rights Now!) www.mcli.org
  • Amanda Pacheco: Human Rights Law Student, Intern with MCLI
  • Eli PaintedCrow: Native American and a Veteran of Iraq War. Served 22 years in US Army
  • Dr. Sureya Sayadi: Kurdish Peace and Human Rights Activist www.peacepalpitations.com

Please Sign the petition regarding Honor Killing at www.petitiononline.com/kurdish/petition.html.

Shawbo Ali Rauf 19 years old on May 12th 2007 in Koya: Tortured, hands broken, stoned, and finally shot seven times in the face and head. She was killed by her husband, 3 brothers, mother in law, father in law, and sister in law. Her 9 month old baby girl is missing. Her husband went back to England where he is free!!

For more information contact:
Amnesty International and Sureya Sayadi
(925) 327-0001
drpeacess@yahoo.com
www.peacepalpitations.com

Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 6:03AM
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