Here are two upcoming events that you should know about:1) Students Stopping the Trafficking of People's Annual Conference: TraffickedWhen:
Saturday, April 18th 2009, 10 AM - 4 PM Where:
Georgetown University, ICC 115Who:
Hosted by Georgetown SSTOP (Students Stopping the Trafficking of People)Details:
Speakers include Michele Clark from George Washington University as well as representatives from Polaris Project, Not for Sale Campaign, Child Soldier Relief, Free the Slaves, Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions, International Justice Mission, Shared Hope International, and more! There will also be an NGO Fair during lunch time.
The conference is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about issues of human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Although the conference is an all-day event, we recognize that this is a big time commitment, and welcome people to stop by for as much of the day as possible. Registration is necessary either way, as free breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register or for a schedule of the day's events
, please e-mail: [address removed].2) UNIFEM/USNC 5k Walk to End Violence Against Women and GirlsWhen:
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 8:30am - 12:00pmWhere:
5k walk starts in at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy, Rosslyn, VA
Ends in Dupont Circle, Washington, DCTo Register:
Go to https://www.unifem-usnc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=12Details:
The UNIFEM/USNC Annual Walk to Stop Violence against Women and Girls is a fundraiser for the UN Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence Against Women. It is sponsored by the National CapitalChapter of the US National Committee of UNIFEM.
The UN Trust Fund is the only global multi-lateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting local, national and regional efforts of organizations to combat gender-based violence. Since it began operations in 1997, the Trust Fund has awarded more than US$19 million to 263 initiatives to address violence against women in 115 countries. UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, administers the Trust Fund.
Each walker is encouraged to raise at least $100 (though you may decide to raise much more!) in addition to a registration fee ($20 for non-members, $15 for UNIFEMUSNC members, and $10 for students with a valid ID).
Please consider joining this walk, and encouraging your family and friends to join you in a team! All are welcome.
For more information about registering, please send an email to [address removed].