Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J Quinney College of Law, will be hosting and participating in a panel discussion with representatives from the Women Lawyers of Utah on the topic of “Women and Law: The U.S. Experience” on May 3, 2010 in the Howell Conference Room at the College of Law.
The discussion will be open to questions and comments from the invited guests of the International Visitor Leadership Program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. This year, seven Visitors from African countries ranging from Gambia to Togo have been invited to discuss issues pertaining to women’s rights and access to the legal system in Africa and new measures to tackle trafficking and domestic violence as well as the role of NGOs in improving women’s status on the continent.
The International Visitors are:
Gambia Ms. Sagar Cecilia Thomas JAHATEH
Female Lawyers of the Gambia (FLAG)
Malawi Ms. Grace Tikambenji MALERA
Director, Legal Services Department
The Malawi Human Rights Commission
Mozambique Ms. Carmen Antonieta LUCAS
Judicial System of Mozambique
Namibia Mr. Michael Linso Lawrence CONTEH
Coordinator, Gender and HIV/AIDS Program
University of Namibia
Nigeria Ms. Ifeoma Ngozi KATCHY
Program Officer, International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA)
State of Anambra
South Africa Ms. Jeniffer Tebogo MASIANE
Department of Justice
Togo Ms. Claire Regina Ameyo QUENUM EPSE BONIN
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF)
For more information on the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program: http://exchanges.state.gov/ivlp/ivlp.html
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