May 18, 2014 · 10:30 AM
Eminent advocate of human rights, Anne Hoiberg, will lead a call for action to stop violence against women and girls, and human trafficking, the most pervasive violations on earth despite several international treaties and conventions. This shamefully includes the United States where one in three women in her lifetime has been raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked. Recent reports have highlighted the continuing problem of sexual violence in the U.S. military, Yale University, Harvard Business School, Wesleyan University and eight other universities.
Anne Hoiberg has been dedicated to promoting women’s rights on all fronts for over 40 years, 25 of which were spent with the Federal Government and the U.S. Navy as a research psychologist.
Anne has written two books and scores of articles, has given well over a hundred presentations at scientific conferences and meetings, and she accompanied Hillary Clinton to the United Nation’s 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. This conference brought women’s global issues to the fore with the declaration that “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”.
Ms. Hoiberg has been involved with numerous institutions including the American Psychological Association, the UN Commission on Women, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the World Affairs Council and the United Nations Association.
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