Protecting Women’s Rights in the US and Globally

WHAT: Private Breakfast Briefing
WHEN: Friday, July 12th
WHERE: United Way of Miami Dade

Human Rights Watch Miami committee members Soledad Picón and Adrienne bon Haes hosted a private breakfast briefing with Amanda Klasing, the acting co-director of the women’s rights division at Human Rights Watch, to discuss the  current state of women’s rights in the U.S. and around the world. Amanda shared an off-the-record briefing on her recent work, as well as discussed strategies for defending women’s rights globally. Her work has focused on sexual and domestic violence, reproductive rights and women's health, indigenous rights, and economic and social rights.

This is a particularly challenging time for women’s rights in the U.S. and around the world. Amanda shared her expert knowledge acquired through years of investigative work on issues as diverse as child marriage, access to healthcare and cervical cancer screenings, and harassment and violence in the workplace. Human Rights Watch’s campaign to end child marriage has had tangible impact, especially on local legislation and implementation. Amanda also detailed the successes and challenges in working with the International Labor Organization to adopt the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment.


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