Women & Genocide National Symposium 2013

Women & Genocide National Symposium 2013

STAND and Darfur Women Action Group are proud to present the 2nd Annual Women and Genocide in the 21st Century: The Case of Darfur National Symposium.

Join hundreds of activists, students, musicians, advocates, and genocide & gender experts as we explore the impact of genocide on women, and unite our words with action. By empowering affected communities, achieving meaningful inclusion and justice for victims, and influencing policy reforms, we are striving to bring a sustainable end to genocide in the 21st century.

At this symposium, you will:

  • Learn from leading genocide experts about the ongoing violence in Darfur and other current mass atrocities
  • Hear testimonials from survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
    Explore options and opportunities to empower women, especially in conflict and post-conflict settings
  • Discuss what needs to be done to energize the genocide prevention movement going forward
  • Raise awareness about the 10 years of genocide with minimal impunity in Sudan, and particularly its impact on Darfuri women
  • Gain skills in advocacy, campaign planning, and organizing for human rights
  • Participate in the creation of an annual strategy for an comprehensive policy on Sudan and the increased inclusion of women leaders
  • Lobby for enhanced and flexible funding for emergency crises, particularly with an eye towards sexual and gender-based violence; increased support for civil society, human rights defenders, and women’s leaders in Sudan; and the passage of the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2013.


Dates: Saturday, Nov. 16th – Sunday, Nov. 17th; Optional lobby day on Monday, Nov. 18th

Venue: Funger Hall Room 108 at the George Washington University, Washington, DC

Registration: Click here to register for this conference. If you have any questions about scholarships and group discounts, please contact Haley at haubuchon@standnow.org.


Niemat Ahmadi

Niemat is a Darfuri activist, the founder of Darfur Women Action Group, and the Director of Global Partnerships at United to End Genocide.

Mukesh Kapila

Mukesh is a diplomat, human rights activist, and the Special Representative on Crimes Against Humanity for Aegis Trust. As the former UN Resident Coordinator for Sudan, he was responsible for first bringing the Darfur crisis to worldwide attention.

Bridget Moix

Bridget works at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, with 15 years of experience working on peace-building and violent conflict prevention issues. She most recently led the foreign policy lobbying team at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and has also served with Oxfam America, the Quaker United Nations Office (New York), Casa de los Amigos (Mexico), and the Quaker Peace Centre (South Africa). Bridget focuses her studies on questions related to preventing mass atrocities and war, improving nonviolent mechanisms for civilian protection, and supporting local capacities for peace first.

Emmanuel Itier

Emmauel is an experienced feature film producer, women’s rights activist, and a member of DWAG’s board. He will be showing his documentary on women empowerment “FEMME Women Healing the World” and will be available to for a discussion and Q&A.

Elizabeth Blackney

Elizabeth is an author, advocate, and a media and communications strategist. Her expertise includes a strong focus on maternal and child health, strategic diplomacy and other efforts to prevent war crimes, particularly forcible rape, Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage and the deprivation of religious equality. Her presence on traditional and social media includes a regular column on The Huffington Post and at Ricochet. She has written for numerous NGO and advocacy organizations, and speaks to schools, universities, and conferences on building awareness and influencing core constituencies.

Many more speakers and panelists to come! Be on the lookout for frequent updates.

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