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International Women’s Day Celebration
March 7, 2017 from 9:30-11 am

You are invited to attend a panel on the status of women in Haiti featuring Haitian feminist activists and experts on Haiti, sponsored by Gender Action, Human Rights Watch and HAWG.

When: March 7 from 9:30-11 am

Where: Human Rights Watch, 1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Panelists include: Nadia Lafleur, Director of Fanm Deside’s battered women’s shelter, Sabine Lamour, Activist and Professor, Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Amy Van Zanen of Gender Action

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