>From: Deborah Lichtenfeld <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: United Nations Teleconference to be shown at UVM!
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>Please help get the word out about this exciting event!
> UNIFEM VIDEOCONFERENCE
> "A WORLD FREE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN"
> View it live at UVM next Monday morning!!
> (see end of message for more details)
>March 8, 1999, will mark the last International Women's Day of the 20th
>Century. To celebrate, the United Nations Development Fund for Women
>(UNIFEM) is spearheading the first event of its kind ever held in the
>United Nations General Assembly Hall.
>Featuring women whose personal experiences of violence have inspired
>grassroots initiatives or policy changes, A World Free of Violence Against
>Women is a global videoconference that will link five sites:
>Strasbourg, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi, and New York.
>This event represents a groundbreaking collaboration among UN agencies to
>address the problem of violence against women worldwide.
>UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador and
>actor/singer Julie Andrews, Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal Member Judge
>Navanethem Pillay human rights activist Bianca Jagger, and UN Special
>Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Radhika Coomaraswamy will be among
>Moderated by ABC News Correspondent Lynn Sherr, CNN Anchor Judy Woodruff,
>and ITN Anchor Daljit Dhaliwal the global videoconference will focus on:
>· domestic violence
>· trafficking in women and girls
>· harmful traditional practices (honor killings, female genital mutilation)
>· wartime violence against women (rape, forced prostitution)
>During the videoconference, experts and activists who lead programs to
>eliminate violence against women will share their innovative and effective
>approaches for possible replication in other geographic regions. They will
>also challenge governments to enact and support initiatives that prevent or
>eradicate gender-based violence.
>The Conference can be viewed at the University of Vermont in:
>CC Theatre*, Billings Student Center
>(*Originally scheduled for Bailey/Howe Library)
>9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
>Monday, March 8th, 1999
>Followed by the 4th Annual International Women's Day Celebration featuring
>exhibits on women's global economic, political and social status on the
>first floor of Billings - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
>For more information, call the Women's Center, 656-7892
>UVM Women's Center
>34 South Williams Street