The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with Cuso International to present:
Tackling Violence Against Women in Honduras
One woman is killed every 18 hours in Honduras, but less than one in five cases are investigated. Tackling violence against women is central to the work of Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM). This lunch talk will offer a snapshot of the work undertaken by Neesa Medina, a Honduran feminist sociologist who currently works as a Security and Gender Analyst at CDM. Please join us to hear about the challenges faced by women in Honduras and the actions implemented by civil society and the government to eradicate this problem. Can violence be stopped?
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12 to 1 p.m.
Fauteux Hall, FTX570 (5th Floor)
(57 Louis-Pasteur Private, uOttawa)
All are welcome.
This event will be presented in English.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca.
About the Speaker
Neesa Medina is a Honduran feminist sociologist and she currently works as a Security and Gender Analyst at CDM. At the national level, she participated in forums on violence against women organized by civil society as well in several panels discussing reforms to the Criminal Code to protect women and their sexual and reproductive rights. She also developed mobilization and communication campaigns around the same themes. At the international level, she participated in several conferences as a speaker, exposing the situation of structural violence against women in Honduras and talking about the security policies that have been implemented by the government so far. In addition, she participated in the civil society delegation that drafted and presented the Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Finally, in recent years she has testified as an expert on more than a dozen cases of women seeking asylum in the United States.
About the Centre de Derechos de Mujeres
Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM) is an independent proactive feminist organization that promotes the strengthening of justice, human rights, citizenship and gender equality; and is nationally and internationally recognized as an organization that positively impacts the lives of women through their empowerment.
Learn How You Can Get Involved
Learn how you can get involved: you too can contribute to improving the life of women in Honduras by signing up to volunteer with Cuso International. During the talk, a Cuso International representative will talk about volunteer opportunities in Central America.
*The Human Rights Research and Education Centre may take pictures at this event for use on the website.