Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ap 6 CARE event on Women as Refugees in International Development


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Welcome Reception 4:30 p.m. 
Presentation and Dialogue 5:00 p.m.­6:30 p.m.

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis 

Registration evite site link: http://www.evite.com/event/03DDXFX4G4CP4IZTYEPF4O43HB2M7A?utm_source=NA&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_campaign=send_sharable_link.

Women play essential roles in international development and lifting people out of poverty. Numerous studies and experiences of international agencies such as CARE show that empowering women through healthcare, education, and finance results in better lives for themselves, their families, and communities. But what happens when large numbers of people are uprooted from their homes and social systems by upheaval and violence? Conflict prevents women in particular from performing the economic and social activities that would otherwise lift their families from poverty.

Join us for a presentation and discussion on the tragic effects of refugee status on millions of women and their families. We will explore the public efforts to prevent and solve the refugee crisis, to serve with those who are refugees, and prepare for their return home or resettlement. US Representative Betty McCollum (DFL ­ District 4), American Refugee Committee Director of Gender­Based Violence and Security Programs in Refugee Camps Reem Khamis, and a CARE advocacy specialist will offer their observations about women as refugees and their involvement or absence in international development and fighting global poverty.

This event is co­sponsored by CARE Action Network, the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Global Minnesota. CARE Action Network (CAN), is comprised of over 200,000 volunteers across the U.S. who advocate for the rights of women, children and poor families around the world. The University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs is one of the top­ranked public policy and planning schools in the country. For 60 years, the Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center) has provided opportunities for individuals from Minnesota and around the world to serve as citizen diplomats and understand their place in the world community. Travel assistance provided by Delta Airlines.

 Please note: seats are claimed on a first­come, first­served basis.
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