USIP – Conflict and Constitutions: Ensuring Women’s Rights

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3:30pm – 5:00pm
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW,
Washington, DC

When nations make the transition from internal violent conflict to the rule of law, a new constitution is often a key ingredient for addressing the causes of violence. Drafting a constitution is also an opportune time to rethink the rights of all a nation’s citizens—particularly those of women and girls. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and U.N. Women on April 12 to hear an international panel of judges, lawmakers and legal experts discuss practical approaches to writing post-conflict constitutions that enshrine gender equality.



Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director, U.N. Women

Honorable Tito Rutaremara
Senator and Constitutional Expert, Rwanda

Justice Yassmin Barrios Aguilar
President Judge, High Court, Guatemala

Ms. Robin Lerner, J.D.
Senior Adviser and Counselor in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Jason Gluck
Policy Specialist, Political Dialogues and Constitutional Processes, United Nations Development Program

Ms. Susan Deller Ross, J.D., Moderator
Professor of Law, Georgetown University