Blog readers in town a bit early for LSA (and of course everyone who is already in Toronto) might be interested in this June 5 Book Launch of The Right to Say No: Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Melanie Randall, Jennifer Koshan, Patricia Nyaundi, eds
[find the book on the publisher’s site]
Tuesday June 5 530 – 730 at Blakes LLP 199 Bay Street Suite 4000
RSVP@theequalityeffect.org | www.theequalityeffect.org
The “160 Girls” project is a legal initiative that aims to achieve justice and protect against rape for all girls in Kenya. The 160 Girls project will initiate litigation to secure legal remedies ordering the state to enforce existing laws in Kenya to protect girls from sexual violence and to hold rapists accountable.
The project will mobilize the law to secure concrete change for women and girls who currently experience some of the most appalling forms of violence in the world today.
More information on the 160 Girls Project here.
Information on the October 25 event here, including agenda, location, and RSVP email information.
This evening will also include an address by Dr. Elizabeth Archampong, Vice-Dean of Law at Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana, [and former Osgoode student!] and a video launch of a mini-documentary on the 160 Girls, created by award-winning filmmaker Andrea Dorfman.
More information about the Equality Effect charitable organization, which uses human rights law to improve the lives of women and girl and has many Osgoode connections, at their website here and a previous IFLS blog post here.
Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies & The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples present:
Flora Terah: The Politics of Personal Violence
Introduction by May Cheng
March 3, 2011
Osgoode Hall Room 107
Partner, Fasken Martineau & Supporter, The Equality Effect
On September 7th, 2007, Kenyan parliamentary candidate Flora Igoki Terah was abducted and tortured by a group of men. She missed taking part in the December 2007 election, but the hardest blow came the following year when her 19-year-old only son was murdered, his death brushed aside by the authorities.
Flora Terah’s case is not an isolated incident – 153 cases of electoral violence against women candidates were reported to Nairobi’s Education Centre for Women in Democracy leading up to the 2007 elections.
Terah has since founded Terah Against Terror – an organization for victims of electoral violence, and works with the Centre for Multiparty Democracy to strengthen the democratic process in Kenya. Flora Terah plans to run for parliament again in the 2012 Kenyan elections.
Look for other events during the week of March 7-10 including:
March 9 Osgoode 106 at 1230-2: Bridging the Local and Global: Sexual and Gender Based Violence – Panel Discussion
Deb Singh, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape http://www.trccmwar.ca/
Jessica Yee, “multiracial Two Spirit Indigenous hip hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter” @jessyee
Christine Kungu’u, Kenyan lawyer, graduate student, www.theequalityeffect.ca
part of Osgoode’s International Advocacy Week on Sexual Gender Based Violence
Questions? Please contact Lielle Gonsalves, Administrator of IFLS x55586