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Next month, Vital Voices will be taking part in the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City. CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Check out more info below on the three exciting events that Vital Voices is co-hosting. We hope you can join us!

Wednesday | March 14, 2018

Screening of “Little Stones”

Please join us for a special screening of the documentary, “Little Stones”, at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The 58-minute documentary will be followed by a panel on the role of art in global women’s empowerment.

Moderator: Alyse Nelson | President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

– Sohini Chakraborty | Dance Movement Therapist and
Founder, Kolkata Sanved (India)
– Panmela Castro | Graffiti Artist, Founder Rede Nami (Brazil)
– Sister Fa | Hip-hop Artist (Senegal + Germany)
– Anna Taylor | Fashion Designer & Founder, James127 Foundation
and Judith & James (Kenya + USA)
– Sophia Kruz | Director/Producer “Little Stones”Open to the public.

Tuesday | March 20, 2017

Beyond the Numbers:
The Importance of Women’s Networks for Effective and Lasting Public Leadership

Join us to discuss the importance of global women’s political networks to foster women’s political and public leadership. Through political networks, women leaders can support and mentor each other and future generations, amplify and validate each other’s voices, and ultimately shift the culture around women in public leadership. The panelists will also discuss a new Vital Voices fellowship that will focus on enhancing women’s global public leadership through training, mentorship, and networking.

Moderator: Alyse Nelson | President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
– Delegate Danica Roem | Member of the Virginia House of Delegates and first   openly transgender member of a U.S. state legislature
– Amira Yahyaoui | Tunisian human rights advocate and founder of Al Bawsala,   a public policy and accountability NGO
– Ambassador Danielle Saint-Lot | Haiti’s Ambassador-at-Large for Women’s       Empowerment and Founder, Danielle Saint-Lot Haiti Women’s Foundation
*others to be announced

RSVP: Annie Osborne – or 202-380-9491

Wednesday | March 21

Voices Against Violence:
The GBV Global Initiative

Voices Against Violence is a groundbreaking initiative that provides urgent assistance funds to survivors of extreme forms of gender-based violence (GBV) in the immediate aftermath of a violent attack or threat. The Initiative also implements technical assistance programming aimed at improving protections and access to justice for survivors. Come join us at our CSW Parallel Event to learn more about this Initiative and the ways in which its comprehensive approach is working to ensure that survivors of GBV have better access to the services, protection, and justice they deserve.

Open to the public.