From the Frontline: Defending Women’s Rights from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Talk Tuesday 13 May 2014, 7:30 PM

This event is organised by Human Rights Watch.

Join The Guardian’s Liz Ford and members of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch in a discussion about their work and the challenges they face in working to protect the rights and improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

The event will be an opportunity to hear about some of Human Rights Watch’s latest work on combating violence against women, promoting gender equality and tackling issues such as child marriage, sexual violence in conflict and the abuse of domestic workers.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

Chair by Liz Ford, deputy editor of The Guardian‘s Global Development website.

The panel:

Liesl Gerntholtz is director of the women’s rights division.

Samer Muscati is a researcher for women’s rights in emergencies.

Rothna Begum is a researcher for women’s rights in MENA.

Agnes Odhiambo is a researcher for women’s rights in Africa.

Gauri van Gulik is the global advocate in the women’s rights division. 

Photograph: @2012 Samer Muscati/ Human Rights Watch