Friday, March 20: International Women’s Day Commemoration

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In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th), CARE, Global Minnesota, Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives (REAL) and Augsburg University will bring together leaders from International and local NGOs to highlight the critical role of women’s leadership in preventing and combating gender-based violence globally.

It is estimated that at least one in three women globally will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime. Despite the overwhelming challenges women face in combatting gender-based violence, women are leading the way towards lives free from violence. Join us for a panel discussion featuring speakers who are combatting gender-based violence locally and globally and learn how you can take action!

Speakers include:

Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide

Dr. Jennifer Waltman, Chief Well-Being Officer, MN Indian Women Resource Center

Katie Kraft, Senior Regional Advocacy Manager, CARE USA

Tsehai Wodajo, Executive Director, Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives (REAL)

Etmet Assefa Asamrie, Presiding Judge, Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia