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Panel: Sexual Violence Against Girls in Southern Africa

On March 4, 2013, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Women and Law in Southern Africa hosted a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women NGO Forum Parallel Event, "Sexual Violence Against Girls in Southern Africa."  The panel discussed this devastating human rights problem and strategies for addressing it, including, for example, increased gender sensitization of law officers.


Nondumiso Nsibande, Legal Services and Advocacy Manager of People Opposing Women Abuse Hon. Gertrude Chawatama, Judge of the High Court of Zambia and Commissioner of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya Maimbo Ziela, National Coordinator of WLSA-Zambia Nondumiso Nsibande, Legal Services and Advocacy Manager of People Opposing Women Abuse Hon. Ellen Gesmer, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County (USA) Q&A session with members of the audience

 

"Sexual Violence Against Girls in Southern Africa" Panelists:

  • Hon. Gertrude Chawatama, Judge of the High Court of Zambia and Commissioner of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya
  • Hon. Ellen Gesmer, Justice of the New York Supreme Court
  • Elizabeth Brundige, Executive Director of the Avon Global Center
  • Matrine Chuulu, Regional Coordinator of WLSA
  • Nondumiso Nsibande, Legal Services and Advocacy Manager of People Opposing Women Abuse
  • Maimbo Ziela, National Coordinator of WLSA-Zambia