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icjw co-sponsors csw57 events on preventing violence

ICJW is co-sponsoring two events at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York, on Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Girls, and Human Rights Defenders in the Struggle to End Violence Against Women. The priority theme of CSW57 is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.  
  
On Monday, March 4, 2013, ICJW will co-host an event about women’s rights around the world, with exciting testimony from women from Iran, Syria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The event is entitled: “Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders in the Struggle to End Violence Against Women” and will take palce at the The Armenian Convention Center (630 Second Avenue near 35th Street) at 10.30 a.m. 
  
Co-sponsors for the Human Rights Defenders event include UN Watch, the Darfur Peace and Development Centre, Directorio Democratico Cubano, Gram Bharati Samiti, Initiatives for China, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, Solidarity House International Foundation, South PanAfrican International, and World Uyghur Congress. 

On Thursday March 7, 2013, ICJW will co-host a forum on Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Girls entitled “Stop the Cycle”. The event is co-hosted by the Armenian Relief Society and Supported by the Working Group on Girls. It will take place at the Church Center for the UN at  777 United Nations Plaza at 2.30pm. The speakers will include Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director of Girl Be Heard, and Chi Yvonne Leina, World Pulse correspondent, and Cindy Dyer, Vice President of Human Rights, Vital Voices, in conversation with Dean Peacock, Co-Founder/ED of the Sonke Gender Justice Network. 
  
This "Stop the Cycle" forum will provide a space to hear three leaders speak of their strategies to stop the cycle of violence against girls. It will also provide time and space for members of the audience to share their own experiences and lessons learned, as well as asking questions.