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International Law Conference on the Status of Women

International Law Conference on the Status of Women 
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Reception and Engagement Fair 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Program 6:00pm -  9:00pm

Program Fees:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members
Registration is necessary.  Non-Lawyers please call Customer Relations to register at (212) 382-6663 

This exciting Conference will coincide with the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City and the 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing where First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton historically proclaimed, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights.”  Speakers, panelists and moderators at the Conference will address various topics, including: the status of women and the role of lawyers and the law in improving the status of women; United Nation’s initiatives to improve the status of women; global human rights concerns and abuses specifically impacting women; innovative approaches to improving the lives of women through the rule of law and government policy; elevating women lawyers and fostering diversity within the legal profession; and the role of legal societies, professional organizations and international NGOs in aiding women. 

A Pro Bono Engagement Forum and Reception will kick off the Conference to allow attendees to connect with one another about potential opportunities to offer legal services on a pro bono basis to NGOs focused on serving women.

Robyn Griffin, Managing Director, The Huntington National Bank
Lauren McMillen Ormsbee, Partner, BLB&G

Welcoming Remarks:
Roger Juan Maldonado,
President, New York City Bar Association 

Fiona Bassett,
Board Member, The Hopeland Charity Foundation
Julie E. Fink, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Francoise Girard, President, International Women’s Health Coalition 
Barbara Hart, President and CEO, Lowey Dannenberg, P.C.
Stephanie Johanssen, Senior Advocacy Officer and UN Representative, Women's Refugee Commission
Laila Khoudeida, Co-Founder and Director of Women’s Affairs for YAZDA
Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell, CEO, Girls Not Brides
Consolee Nishimwe, Author, Tested to the Limited, Educational and Motivational Speaker
Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations  
Akila Radhakrishnan, President, Global Justice Center 
Jessica Reijnders, Executive Director, Free A Girl USA 

Awards Presenters:

Robyn Griffin, The Huntington National Bank 
Victoria Waciura, Vice President, EPIQ

Sponsoring Association Committees:
United Nations, Clayton T. Cheney & Robert F. Cusumano, Co-Chairs
African Affairs, Victoria Lynn Safran, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:

Vance Center for International Justice, Edwin S Maynard, Chair
International Human Rights, Lauren Melkus, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Michael D. Cooper, Chair
Sex and Law, Mirah E. Curzer and Melissa S. Lee, Co-Chairs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Kathy H. Chin and Matthew E. Morningstar, Co-Chairs
Pro Bono and Legal Services, Amy P. Barasch and Jennifer K. Brown, Co-Chairs 

Sponsoring Organizations:

42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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