More speakers to be announced.


Saturday, October 28, 8AM – 4PM (registration 8AM - 8:45AM):

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, 9AM - 4PM (registration 9AM - 9:30AM):

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).


1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Lindner Family Commons, Elliott School of International Affairs Room 602



Students: $25;

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

**Volunteers will be granted free admission. Learn more about volunteering here

***This event is free for GW students. You must bring a valid GW ID.


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Step One: Planning

Which days would you like to attend?
The main symposium days are Saturday (10.28) and Sunday (10.29).
We will also offer a highly encouraged Lobby Day on Monday (10.30).

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 Foggy Bottom and walk to our Symposium?
Foggy Bottom is a short walk or metro ride away from Downtown DC, some of DC’s beautiful monuments, and is filled with various restaurants and shops.
Check out these options:

Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom (2-minute walk)

State Plaza Hotel (4-5 minute walk)

Hotel Hive (8-minute walk)

Hotel Lombardy (10-minute walk)

Hotel RL (13-15 minute walk)

Step Four: Transportation

Are you worried about transportation?
Washington DC is easy to get around.
The closest metro station is Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines).

It is a 12-minute walk to the symposium
DC Metro Map
DC Bus Map