6th Annual National Symposium on Women & Genocidein the 21st Century: The Case of Darfur


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.

WHO: 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 discussions.

WHAT: 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 century.

WHEN: 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)

WHERE: Saturday and Sunday 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052 Linder Family Commons, Elliott School of International Affairs Room 602 Monday TBA

WHY: 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 of Sudan!

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.

REGISTRATION: Students: $20 Non-Students: $50 [A light lunch will be served on both days] *Scholarships and group discounts are available upon request. For more information, email us at info@darfurwomenaction.org. Link: http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/projects/symposium-2017/#signup_section Travel Tips Link: http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/projects/symposium-2017/#travel_section

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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:

(http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/projects/symposium-2017/)

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.

With Gratitude, Niemat Ahmadi, Founder and President of Tomi Simisola Sodimu, President of the GWU Darfur Women Action Group African Student Association

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Visit us at darfurwomenaction.org Contact us at info@darfurwomenaction.org Darfur Women Action Group in Partnership with African Student Association at the George Washington

University and Jewish World Watch.

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(c) 2017 Darfur Women Action Group

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