More speakers to be announced.


Saturday, October 28, 8AM – 4PM:

The first day of the symposium will include panel discussions with experts on genocide, gender, and the effects of violence against women in conflict; remarks and analyses from keynote speakers; and testimonies from witnesses and survivors, including women from Darfur and other areas of conflict.

Sunday, October 29, 10AM - 4PM:

The second day will be dedicated to breakout sessions for students, activists, and Sudanese diaspora members, with a focus on advocacy training, networking, strategy development, and a roundtable discussion with Sudanese diaspora from all parts of Sudan to develop a united Sudanese strategy for change in Sudan.

Monday, October 30, 10AM - 4PM:

Lobby Day (optional).


1701 16th street NW

Washington, DC, 20009

Near Dupont Circle metro station.


To be announced.


Students: $20;

Non-Students: $50

A light lunch will be served on both days

*Scholarships and group discounts are available upon request. For more information, email us at info@darfurwomenaction.org


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Step One: Planning

Which days would you like to attend?
The main symposium days are Friday (10.28) and Saturday (10.29).
We will also offer a highly encouraged Lobby Day on Monday (11.30).

Step Two: Traveling

Can you get to D.C. on a bus?
Megabus, Boltbus, Greyhound, and Chinatown Bus are cheap travel options.

Do you need to fly?
Check whether you can get a student discount for airline tickets:
What Airlines Offer Students Discounts”.
And then check these websites to find the cheap travel flights:
13 Secrets for Finding Cheaper Airfare
Start the Adventure
Student Universe (student discount flights)

Step Three: Housing

Are you looking for cheap hostels and group stay housing?
We understand when money is tight. Take a look at these options:
Washington Peace Center Mass Housing Resources
William Penn House on Capitol Hill Duo Housing
HI Washington, DC Hostel
DC Lofty – Convention Center
Washington DC House
International House of Washington, DC
Washington International Student Center
Capital Comfort Hospital

Would you like to stay near Reagan National Airport?
Most hotels near the airport offer a free shuttle service between the hotel, the airport,
and the nearest metro station. Take a look at these options:

Best Western (rooms at $119-129/night excluding tax).
Hampton Inn & Suites (rooms at $214/night excluding tax).

Would you like to stay at a hotel in Downtown DC and walk to our Symposium?
Downtown DC is a busy part of town, with several hotels, metro stations, and restaurants.
Check out these options:

The Embassy Inn (1-minute walk)

Windsor Inn Hotel (3-minute walk)

Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House (10-minute walk)

Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle (15-minute walk)

Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC Downtown (16-minute walk)

Step Four: Transportation

Are you worried about transportation?
Washington DC is easy to get around.
There are two metro stations close to the venue: Dupont Circle (red line)
and U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial (green and yellow lines).

DC Metro Map
DC Bus Map


2012 Women and Genocide Symposium