UConn Events: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights invites you to a lecture by Ms. Hodan Addou, Gender and Crisis Prevention and Recovery Specialist, UNDP

Thursday, November 29, 2007

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Student Union Ballroom

Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, Violence Against Women Prevention Program, and Women’s Studies

As the Gender and Crisis Prevention and Recovery Specialist, a joint initiative of the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery and the Bureau of Policy Development for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms. Hodan is responsible for developing and implementing the UNDP-wide advocacy strategy for Women’s empowerment and gender equality in crises prevention and recovery. She heads the UNDP inter-agency initiatives notably the UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN Task Force on Violence Against Women, the Task Force on the 8 UN Pilots, and the Task Force on the MDG’s.

Prior to her appointment, she served as the Regional Peace and Security Advisor for East and Southern Africa. In this capacity, Hodan provided substantive policy and operational guidance to ensure women, peace and security issues were effectively tackled under UNIFEM’s Africa Peace and Security Programme. Bringing together female ex-combatants in Rwanda to discuss gender specific challenges in reintegration, and strengthening capacity to engender the Somali National Reconciliation Conference are just few examples of how Hodan has worked to mainstream women’s perspectives on peace and security.

Ms. Hodan’s talk will address the UN’s strategy for tackling Violence Against Women globally.

If you have questions, please call 486.0647.

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