The International Law Society and the Immigration Law & Policy Association will be co-hosting an interactive panel discussing the intersection of Women’s Rights, International Human Rights and Immigration Law. The event will take place on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Ceremonial Court Room.
The panel will cover issues of violence against women and girls, such as human trafficking, female genital mutilation, child brides, domestic violence, honor kills, and sexual violence in genocides. The panel will discuss these issues in their international contexts and also on the domestic front, here in the U.S.
Guest speakers will represent Equality Now, the Tahirih Justice Center, the Maryland Rescue & Restore Coalition. They will not only discuss their work, but also ways to get involved and possible legal intern experiences through their organization. In addition there will be faculty members from Johns Hopkins in the Dept. of Public Health and from Maryland Law who will discuss these issues from an academic perspective, as well as suggest further educational opportunities for those interested in human rights work.