AP Law, Oxfam and Garden Court Chambers Presents An International Women's Day Event - 8th March 2010

Wednesday 24 February 2010

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AN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENT

8th March 2010 from 6:00pm - 8:45pm at Garden Court Chambers

AP LAW, OXFAM and GARDEN COURT CHAMBERS presents

Honouring the Victims of Forced Marriage and Honour Killings:
Moving from Awareness to Action

An interactive seminar aimed at creating a multi-agency approach

This seminar aims to take us from public awareness, debates about legislation and understanding cultural and religious rationale - to a practical conversation amongst all practitioners working in the areas of forced marriage and honour based violence. Discussion around questions like: why aren't women using the FMPO and lawyers; what is happening in the educational context; what the Forced Marriage Unit and Consulates actually do in a forced marriage case; how effectively are practitioners working together to help victims.

Confirmed Panel include:
DS Sharon Stratton - MET Police Violent Crimes Directorate
Hannana Siddiqui - Southall Black Sisters
Birinder Kang - Family Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and Imkaan Trustee
Hully Wolderufael - Director at Changing Lives Project
Suzelle Dickson - Joint Head of the Forced Marriage Unit
Diana Nammi- Director, Iranian and Kurdish Womens Rights Organisation (IKWRO)
Mavis Makhaza and Asli Tedros -Women Asylum Seekers Together

Between 6:00pm - 6:30pm in celebration of International Women's Day artist Monica Ross will be performing a solo recitation of "Anniversary - An Act of Memory: Recitations from Memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

This event is free, places are limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to events@aplaw.co.uk and include your background.

For all enquiries please contact Miss Deepti Patel on 0208 7727 283 or email deepti.patel@aplaw.co.uk

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