Crisis in Darfur: Responding to Violence Against Women
This event features presentations and a panel discussion on "Crisis in Darfur: Responding to Violence Against Women."
Thursday, March 03, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Crisis in Darfur: A Week of Awareness, A Call to Action
These events held from Feb. 28 - Mar. 3, are geared to raise awareness about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
The violence in the Darfur region of western Sudan intensified in 2003 when two groups, the Sudanese Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality movement declared open rebellion against the government. Khartoum responded aggressively, allegedly backing the so-called jinjaweid militias (evil on horseback) which have committed crimes against humanity against citizens in Darfur. The UN reports that upwards of 70,000 have been killed in the conflict though other sources estimate that over 300,000 people have perished and 2.5 million have been displaced.
Thursday, March 3, 6 - 9 PM, Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Panel "Crisis in Darfur: Responding to Violence Against Women"
6 -9 PM, Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Edmond Keller, Moderator
- Sondra Hale, UCLA Anthropology, Chair Women's Studies Dept.
- Georgette Gagnon, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch, Africa Div.
- Suliman Giddo, Founder/President Darfur Peace Development
- Christine Nadori, MSF Board member (Doctors Without Borders)
Panel discussion on tactics of rape and sexual violence against women in Darfur and throughout history.
Co-Sponsor: Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, UNICEF, Progressive Jewish Students' Association, Social Justice Alliance.
Mock Refugee Camp -- Monday-Thursday (Court of Sciences, Dickson Plaza)
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is $7 - go to information booth 6 on Westwood
Directions: http://www.ucla.edu/map/ or call 310-825-4321 for recorded directions Parking: $7, go to information booth 6
For more information please contact
Darfur Action Committee at UCLA
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA International Institute, Globalization Research Center - Africa, International Institute Student Association, Darfur Action Committee, Armenian Student Association, Progressive Jewish Students' Association, Hillel at UCLA, UNICEF, United Arab Society, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, UNICEF, Progressive Jewish Students' Association, Social Justice Alliance