AVON GLOBAL CENTER EVENTS
- Film Screening: The Lightening Testimonies. On April 2, 2012, The Avon Global Center, Kriti Film Club, and Cornell Advocates for Human Rights presented a film
that reflects upon a history of conflict in the Indian subcontinent through
experiences of sexual violence.
- Virtue Foundation 2012 Senior Roundtable on Women in the Judiciary. On March 7-8, 2012, the Avon Global Center co-hosted a roundtable event, which convened over 30 distinguished judges from all regions of the world to discuss the role of national constitutions and the judges who apply them in advancing gender equality.
- Conference: Gender-Based Violence and Justice in South Asia. On October 22-23, 2011, the Avon Global Center, in cooperation with Jindal Global Law School, hosted a conference bringing together judges, practitioners and scholars to discuss issues in gender justice in South Asia.
- National Association of Women Judges 2011 Annual Conference. The Avon Global Center was a supporting organization of the NAWJ 2011 Annual Conference and participated in its Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Symposium on International Women's Rights on October 14, 2011.
- Film Screening: Crime After Crime. On July 7, 2011, the Avon Global Center, STEPS to End Family Violence and the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of NY hosted in New York City a special screening of an award-winning documentary that chronicles the experiences of a domestic violence survivor-defendant navigating the criminal justice system.
- Roundtable Discussion on Domestic Violence and Women's Incarceration for Virtue Foundation Ghana Jurists in Residence. On April 25, 2011, the Avon Global Center organized a discussion in New York City for five Ghanaian Women judges, centered on the intersection of domestic violence and women's incarceration.
- Virtue Foundation 2011 Senior Roundtable on Women and the Judiciary. From March 31 to April 1, 2011, the Center collaborated with the Virtue Foundation and others partners in bringing together senior women judges from 20 countries to discuss strategies for increasing the participation of women in the judiciary, in order to improve access to justice, especially for women and girls.
- Panel Discussion: "From Protection to Punishment: Barriers to Justice for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants in New York State." On March 14, 2011, the Avon Global Center hosted a panel discussion and reception co-sponsored with the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York and the National Association of Women Judges, New York Chapter, Women in Prison Committee. Audio recordings available.
- Avon Global Center hosts third U.S. Department of State International Visitors Group on Women and Justice. On March 8, 2011, the Avon Global Center hosted an international delegation of prominent women legal professionals through the U.S. Department of State International Visitors Program on Women and Justice.
- On January 27, 2011, the Avon Global Center hosted a panel discussion and reception to mark the launch of a new report examining acid attacks in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India. Read our report, "Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India, and Cambodia."
- Avon Global Center hosts U.S. Department of State International Visitors Program. On March 15, 2010 and June 21, 2010, the Avon Global Center hosted an international delegation of prominent women leaders through the U.S. Department of State International Visitors Program on Women and Justice.
- Conference: Gender-Based Violence and Access to Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas. On March 12, 2010, the Avon Global Center hosted a conference bringing together judges, practitioners and scholars to discuss emerging issues in gender justice and the prosecution of gender-based violence crimes. Audio and Video recordings available.
- Women & Global Justice Speaker Series. In coordination with the Dorothea S. Clarke Program in Feminist Jurisprudence, the Avon Global Center organized a series of presentations on emerging issues in the field of gender-based violence. Audio and Video recordings available.
- Study of sexual violence in Zambia's schools. The Avon Global Center and International Human Rights Clinic are working with Women in the Law in Southern Africa, a regional human rights organization based in Lusaka, Zambia, on a study of the problem of sexual violence against girls in Zambian schools.
- Study of the Causes, Conditions, and Consequences of Women's Imprisonment. The Avon Global Center and International Human Rights Clinic are
conducting research on the relationship between violence against women and
women's incarceration for UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women.
- Report on barriers to justice for domestic violence survivor-defendants in New York State. In June 2011, the Avon Global Center, in partnership with the Women in Prison Project of the New York Correctional Association, released a new report on the barriers to justice that women domestic violence survivors confront when they become defendants for reasons relating to their abuse.
- Report on acid attacks against women and girls in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India. In January 2011, the Avon Global Center launched a new report that examines acid violence against women and girls in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.
- Virtue Foundation 2011 Senior Roundtable on Women and the Judiciary. The Center and Clinic assisted the Virtue Foundation in preparing for an event that brought together senior women judges from 20 countries to discuss strategies for increasing the participation of women in the judiciary, in order to improve access to justice, especially for women and girls.
- Trial advocacy training program on trafficking in persons in Liberia. In November 2010, the Center and Clinic participated in a Lawyers Without Borders trial advocacy training program for Liberian judges and lawyers in Monrovia, Liberia, that focused on criminal prosecution of trafficking-in-person offenses.
- Support for Lawyers Without Borders Kenya judicial symposium and trial advocacy training program. The Center and Clinic provided research support to Lawyers Without Borders in preparation for a Kenya Judicial Symposium and Trial Advocacy Training Program, which took place in August 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, and focused on the trial of urban gender-based violence cases.
- Model code addressing acid violence. Drawing upon the findings of their comparative study, the Center and Clinic developed a model code on acid violence that seeks to contribute to efforts to adopt or amend domestic legislation, in order to more effectively address acid violence.