Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Avon Global Center Hosts Visitors from US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program

On September 16, 2014 Avon Global Center hosted visitors from the U.S State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. The women, who are leaders in their home countries in North Africa and the Middle East, are traveling throughout the U.S in order to investigate cooperative efforts aimed to safeguard women's human rights in conflict. The women are from Egypt, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen and include:

Ms. Karima Mekky
Executive Director, Nagaa Helal (community-based organization), Egypt

Ms. Abeer Soliman

Chair, Board of Directors, Against Discrimination Foundation, Egypt

Ms. Fatema Al Aqarbeh
Manager, Local Community Empowerment Association, Jordan

Ms. Mervat Al Jumhawee
Member of the Jordanian Garment Union, Jordan

Ms. Marieme Saleck
Manager, CAPEC (small credit enterprise), Mauritania

Ms. Omayma Achour 
Chief of Service, Department of Professional Training, Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs, Morocco

Ms. Fadoua Misk
Founder and Director, Qandisha (online magazine), Morocco

Ms. Halima Oulami
Founder and President, El Amane for Women's Development Association, Morocco

Ms. Rima Flihan
Human Rights Activist, Syria

Ms. Nariman Hamo
Program Director, Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria (CCSDS), Syria

Ms. Wafa Mustafa
Editor, Syrian Hawa Smart Radio, Syria

Ms. Khadija Anane Ep Fathallah
Lawyer, Tunisia

Ms. Afrah Al Akhali
Director, Youth Department, Ministry of Human Rights, Yemen

Ms. Amena Magwar
Director of Strategic Planning and Statistics, CAC Bank, Yemen

Group Photo State Department Visitors 16 September 2014