The Syrian Regional Crisis: A Women’s Rights Perspective on Humanitarian Action and Protection

An event co-hosted by CARE International, Bihar Relief Organisation, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the UK NGO CSW Alliance.

DATE: Friday 18 March 2016

TIME: 11.30-13:00

LOCATION: Baha’i International Community Centre, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York

This event will provide a space for activists from Syria and neighbouring countries to share information about the women’s rights impacts of the Syrian regional crisis with particular attention to humanitarian assistance and protection strategies, and the respect of international humanitarian law. The objective is to raise awareness amongst the wider global women’s movement and to encourage advocacy and campaigning actions in solidarity with women and girls inside Syria and in the refugee contexts.

SPEAKERS:

• Hivin Kako, Bihar Relief Organisation, Syria

• Dima Al-Karadsheh, CARE Jordan

• Asma Khader, Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J)

• Laila Alodaat, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Registration is required. Please contact advocacy (a) careinternational.org by 13:00 GMT on 17 March 2016.

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