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  Subject:   Sima Wali - Advocate of Women Refugees in Afghanistan

  Sponsor:   Amnesty International

  Speaker:   Sima Wali

  Date:   Sunday, March 7, 1999

  Time:   7:30pm - 8:30pm

  Location:   Cubberley Auditorium [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/amnesty

  Costs:   Free

  Contact:   pparmar@leland.stanford.edu

Suma Wali's personal experience, as a woman and a refugee, inspires her work
 for uprooted women's human rights.  A native of Afghanistan, Ms. Wali is
 currently President of Refugee Women in Development, a non-profit organization
 that advocates for uprooted women and girls whose rights have been violated as
 refugees.

Ms. Wali has returned from a recent UN mission to Pakistan to assess Afghan
 refugee women's human rights needs and concerns.  Upon her return, she provided
 testimony to the US Congress, the State Department and human rights and women's
 groups on the situation of Afghan women.

She was awarded the 1999 Ginetta Sagan Award of Amnesty International and the
 1989 Women of Vision Award for her pioneering work in addressing violence
 against women in the US.

 Event history: Submitted by carlosgs on 24-Feb-1999;


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