Darfur Women Action Group in partnership with African Student Association at the
George Washington University and Jewish World Watch, co-sponsored by Genocide
Watch, Women Thrive Alliance and Genocide Prevention Program at the George
Mason University cordially invites you to attend our
6th Annual National Symposium on Women & Genocide
in the 21st Century: The Case of Darfur
Building Strategies for Sustainable Change in Sudan
October 28th-29th, 2017
(October 30th, 2017 Lobby Day)
For the past eight years, Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG) has been working with its allies to
bring awareness to the magnitude of the genocide in Darfur and, particularly, its impact on women.
DWAG educates the public about these issues, empowering survivors to bring their voices to
regional and international forums.
From Saturday, October 28th to Monday, October 30th, we, along with hundreds of anti-genocide
activists, women’s rights advocates, artists, celebrities, survivors from various crises, experts, and
concerned leaders will come together to address genocide, analyze its impact on women, and build
strategies for sustainable change in Darfur.
Activists, students, survivors, and experts on genocide and women’s issues from around the world.
Meet our invited guest speakers and participate in panels with breakout sessions for more intimate
By addressing genocide and its impact on women, we will define challenges and develop strategies
for ending violence against women and the use of rape as a weapon of war. Our goal is to empower
activists and affected communities, set strategies for meaningful inclusion and justice for victims,
and influence effective policy reforms that will bring a sustainable end to genocide in the 21st
Saturday, October 28th 8AM – 4PM: Speakers & Panel Discussions for sustainable change in Sudan
with Sudanese diaspora and activists
Sunday, October 29th 10AM - 4PM: Strategy Session to build effective partnership for genocide
prevention with experts and leaders from the anti-genocide movement
Monday, October 30th 10AM – 4PM: Lobby day (Optional)
Saturday and Sunday
1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Linder Family Commons, Elliott School of International Affairs Room 602
We are building a global alliance to end genocide and work towards women’s empowerment in
Darfur, Sudan at large, and worldwide. Together, we have the power to end genocide for the people
SPEAKERS: A list of speakers can be found at
http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/projects/symposium-2017/ A detailed program of the event
will be available soon.
[A light lunch will be served on both days]
*Scholarships and group discounts are available upon request. For more information, email us at
Travel Tips Link: http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/projects/symposium-2017/#travel_section
On behalf of Darfur Women Action Group, African Student Association at the George Washington
University, the Sudanese diaspora, and the resilient women of Darfur, we hope you will join us in
supporting our mission to mobilize, educate, engage and empower women and end genocide. For a
full description of the symposium, including travel and lodging, please visit our event page:
Equip yourself with the tools to make a difference in your community
as well as in the lives of your brothers and sisters in Darfur!
Thank you for your consideration.
Niemat Ahmadi, Founder and President of Tomi Simisola Sodimu, President of the GWU
Darfur Women Action Group African Student Association
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