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MADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women Worldwide
Contact: Diana Duarte , Media Coordinator
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Born into War: Exhibit of Photos and Drawings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - New York , NY - Today, MADRE will hold a public event to highlight the tragic reality of childhoods destroyed and communities fundamentally threatened by the use of child soldiers in conflict situations.
- An exhibit of photos and drawings by former child soldiers in Colombia and Uganda
- Silent auction of photographs by former child soldiers
- Short video of former child soldiers and MADRE's project to support their recovery
- Reception to launch report by MADRE and our partners to the UN Human Rights Committee
- Presentation by special guest, Anna Safir, on child soldiers in Uganda
- Guest speaker, Andrea Parra, Esq. of Women's Link Worldwide
- Speaker, Lisa Davis, MADRE Human Rights Advocacy Director
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Salt Space
1160 Broadway at 27th St.
New York, NY 10001
Proceeds will benefit MADRE's work to provide former child soldiers with the support they need to create alternatives to a life of violence.
Last week, MADRE presented a report to the UN Human Rights Committee, showing that Colombia's conflict and government policies continue to generate grave human rights violations. Click here for more information about MADRE's human rights advocacy to support the work of Colombian human rights defenders .