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Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women Human Rights Defenders in Latin America

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women Human Rights Defenders in Latin America
100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2098
Time: Nov 27th, 6:30 pm End: Nov 27th, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Latin American, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 2000-
Panel Discussion

The Department of History presents

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women Human Rights Defenders in Latin America

Presentations by leading women human rights advocates from Latin America, discussing gender perspective on attacks against social activists, journalists and community leaders in the first year of the implementation of the Colombian Peace Accord and upcoming general elections in Honduras.  The session includes presentations and conversation with Adriana Benjumea Rúa (Director of Corporación Humanas, Regional Center for Human Rights and Gender Justice, Colombia), Kari Mariana Mancera Gómez (Advocacy specialist for Corporación Acción Humanitaria para la Convivencia y la Paz del Nordeste Antioqueño, representing peasant farmers, Colombia), and Dina Meza (Independent journalist, president of PEN Honduras).

The event will be in Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsor(s)

  • Department of History
  • Latin American Studies

Contact Information

Luis van Isschot
luis.vanisschot@utoronto.ca

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