Workshop on Assessing Legal Reforms:
Opportunities for Strengthening Remedies and Responses to Sexual Violence in Haiti
February 4, 2013
KOFAVIV and MADRE are honored to invite you to participate in the interactive workshop Assessing Legal Reforms: Opportunities for Strengthening Remedies and Responses to Sexual Violence in Haiti. The goal of the workshop is to create an open dialogue on comparative legislative reform efforts that address gender-based violence.
Co-sponsors include the Gender, Law and Policy Project at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law; the Nobel Women’s Initiative; and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.
The workshop will convene on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Pétion-ville Haiti. Speakers include representatives from the Haitian government and international and domestic experts, including:
- Ms. Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Its Causes and Consequences;
- Me. René Magloire, former Minister of Justice and member of the Presidential Commission on Judicial Reform;
- Ms. Michelle Anderson, Dean and Faculty at CUNY Law School;
- Mr. René Fernando Urueña Hernández, Professor and Director of the International Law Program at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia;
- Moderator: Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Global Justice Clinic.
This gathering will build on the success and momentum generated by two prior conferences on the issue of gender-based violence in Haiti, held in 2012.