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The conference is intended to establish a tradition of serious global dialogue among scholars, students, and advocates for human rights and to cultivate cross-regional and cross-cultural appreciation of human rights issues.
  The Rights and Plight of Women and Children
Seventh Annual UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights Conference

Conference Overview | Conference Speakers | Schedule of Events | Directions

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
9:00 A.M. - 4:15 P.M.
Student Union Theatre
2110 Hillside Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
06269

Conference Overview:
The theme for this year’s conference is: “The Rights and Plight of Women and Children”. The theme is broadly framed to give speakers the liberty to focus on particular area(s) of interest and specialization and to provide a regional perspective. Speaker will take into account the general framework of the two basic documents dealing with the rights of women and children, namely, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, respectively.

Presenters will outline the state of human rights as they apply to women and children and what factors foster or undermine the enjoyment or non-enjoyment of human rights in their particular region of the world.

Please link to the following resource documents:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm

Convention on the Rights of the Child: http://www.unicef.org/crc/

 

Conference speakers include:

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Ms. Hauwa Ibrahim

Human Rights Advocate, Nigeria

Ms. Anuradha Kapoor
Managing Trustee of Swayam, India

Ms. China Keitetsi

Former Child Soldier and Human Rights Advocate, Uganda

Zonke Majodina
Deputy chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

Ms. Tiffany McKinney
Executive Director of the One World Foundation, USA

H.E. Faida Mitifu
Ambassador to the US, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ms. Janhabi Nandy
Assistant Attorney General, Federated States of Micronesia

Ms. Ana Carolina Paes de sá Magalhães
Brazil

Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut

Dr. Bandana Purkayastha
Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut

Ms. Ann Veneman

Executive Director of UNICEF


Moderators:
Lynne Healy MSW, Ph.D, is Director of the Center for International Social Work Studies and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Frederick C. Turner
Social Studies teacher at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Connecticut



  Preliminary Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.
General Public Registration, Lobby of Student Union Theatre
High School Registration, Student Union Ballroom

9:00 a.m.
Greetings and Introduction of President by
Professor Amii Omara-Otunnu, UNESCO Chair-holder in Comparative Human Rights

9:10 a.m.
Welcome Remarks by President Philip Austin, University of Connecticut

9:15 a.m.

Nutrition & Food Security: the Indivisibility of Human Rights
Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla, Professor of Nutritional Sciences

9:45 a.m.
Keynote Address by Dr. Zonke Majodina, deputy chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session I

  • Ms. China Keitetsi, Former Child Soldier and Human Rights Advocate, Uganda/Denmark
  • Ms. Hauwa Ibrahim, Human Rights Advocate, Nigeria
  • Ms. Janhabi Nandy, Assistant Attorney General, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Moderated by Dr. Lynne Healy, Professor of Social Work


12:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers
High School Students Depart


12:30 p.m.

Luncheon Break

1:45 p.m.
Plenary Session II

  • Ms. Anuradha Kapoor, Managing Trustee of Swayam, India
  • Ms. Tiffany McKinney, Executive Director of the One World Foundation, USA
  • H.E. Faida Mitifu, Ambassador to the US, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ms. Ana Carolina Paes de sá Magalhães, Human Rights Advocate, Brazil
  • Moderated by Dr. Frederick C. Turner, Social Studies Teacher, Bulkeley High School

4-4:15 p.m.
Concluding Summary by
Dr. Bandana Purkayastha
, Professor of Sociology

 

Directions to the University of Connecticut, Storrs:

Travel I-84 east/west to exit 68.  Travel south on Route 195 straight through intersection with Route 32.  At intersection of Route 195 and Route 44 (Mansfield Four Corners) proceed straight approximately 1.5 miles to the Storrs Campus.

North Parking Garage:
From Route 195, turn right onto North Eagleville Road (Congregational Church on right).  At the second light, turn left onto North Hillside Road.  At the first stop sign, turn left.  The entrance to the North Parking Garage will be immediately on your left.

Student Union Theatre:
Upon exiting the North Parking Garage, walk straight up Hillside Road.  The Student Union is the second building on your left
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