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Fourth Annual International Law Conference on the Status of

Fourth Annual International Law Conference on the Status of Women
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Program & Awards 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
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The New York City Bar Association’s African Affairs and United Nations Committees will host the Fourth Annual International Law Conference on the Status of Women on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. This conference will be held in person. The Conference will commemorate International Women’s Day and the International Day of Women Judges and will be held in conjunction with the United Nations’ 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

The objective of the Conference is to have critical conversations about the status of women and girls around the world, with a focus on how laws and policies have contributed, for better and for worse, to their current status. The panelists will provide their insights and expertise as to how the legal profession can address the situation to promote a more equitable and less discriminatory environment for women and girls. Furthermore, the panelists will highlight their efforts, and the efforts of their respective organizations, to promote gender equality and empower women and girls.

Dedication of Conference to work of United Nations Special Representative and Under Secretary General Pramila Patten, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Susan J. Kohlmann
, President, New York City Bar Association
Katie Sinderson, BLB&G Law Offices
Consolee Nishimwe, Women's Rights Defender, Activist, and Author of Tested to The Limit

Abiola AfolayanCo-Director, Policy and Research Institute-Bread for the World; Professor, Gender, Conflict, and Security-The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Ugoji Adanma Eze
, Barrister-at-Law, The Honorable Society of Grays Inn, UK, United Nations Committee and Environment Law Committee, NYCBA 
Mirna Martinez Santiago
, President and CEO, Girls Rule the Law
Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, Judge; Co-chair, Middle East-North Africa Committee; Member, Council on International Affairs, NYCBA
Catherine van Kampe
n, United Nations Committee
Hon. Delissa Ridgway, Judge; Member, Council on International Affairs, NYCBA

Diya Basu-Sen, Executive Director, Sapna NYC South Asian Women
Wanda M. Akin Brown, Co-Founder and Vice President, International Justice Project, Former Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University
Anna Mercado Clark, President-Elect, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Nancy Genova, President, 100 Hispanic Women National Inc.
Mehrangiz Kar,
 Center for Human Rights in Iran
Julie King
, American Bar Association, International Law Section Women’s Interest Network
Edwina Martin, Commissioner, Richmond Country, Staten Island
Martha Maffei, Executive Director, SEPA MUJER Latina Women and Girls
Kavita Mehra, Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women
Natia Navrouzov, Legal Director, YAZDA, Survivors Network
Hope Rikkelman, Co-founder, Yezidi Legal Network, Syrian Legal Network, Pro Bono Connect
Sandhya Taneja, American Bar Association, International Law Section Women’s Interest Network
Patricia Tarrant, Deputy Director, American Indian Community House
Sherry Levin Wallach, President, New York State Bar Association
Glennda Testone, Executive Director, The Gay Center, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Nichola L. Timmons, Chief, Office of Bankruptcy, Collections, Distributions and Receiverships, Division of Enforcement, United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Sponsoring Committees:
African Affairs, Doris Toyou & Scott Caplan, Co-Chairs
United Nations, Catherine van Kampen, Sophia Murashkovsky & Ervin Nina, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Asian Affairs, Dih-Lin Wong, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyer, Chair
European Affairs, Jonathan Halpern, Chair
Foreign & Comparative Law, Richard H. Langan II, Chair

International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair
International Law, Ulyana Bardyn, Chair

Rule of Law Task Force, Marcy Kahn, Chair
Middle Eastern and North African Affairs, Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong & Robert Eli Michael, Co-Chairs
Military & Veterans Affairs, Christopher Amore, Chair
New York City Affairs, Jeremy Feigelson, Chair
Pro Bono & Legal Services, Jessica M. Klein & Nicole L. Fidler, Co-Chairs

Securities Litigation, Lauren Amy Ormsbee & Audra J. Soloway, Co-Chairs
Sex & Law, Olympias Iliana Konidaris & Farah Diaz-Tello, Co-Chairs
Social Welfare Law, Lindsay Funk & Sandra Gresl, Co-Chairs

Women in the Legal Profession, Linda A. Rosenthal, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
American Bar Association’s International Law Section – Women’s Interest Network
American Bar Association’s International Law Section - United Nations & International Organizations Committee
City Bar Justice Center
CUNY Law School
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Jagiellonian Law Society
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association Committee for Leadership Development
New York State Bar Association Women in the Law Section
Seton Hall University Law School and School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Sponsored by:
The Huntington National Bank 
Epiq Class Actions Services


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