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Women as Drivers to Solutions in Displacement

Event: November 03, 2017, Redpath Hall, McGill University, 15:00-16:00

Description: Moderated by Sally Armstrong, this conversation between High Commissioner Filippo Grandi and poet-activist Ketty Nivyabandi will explore the leadership of women in finding solutions to displacement.

Speakers:

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. HC Grandi has been engaged in refugee and humanitarian work for more than 30 years.

Ketty Nivyabandi, Burundian poet, writer and activist. Her leadership in mobilizing women in protest against the Burundi government led to her fleeing from persecution to Canada.

Sally Armstrong, award-winning author, journalist and human rights activist. Ms. Armstrong covers conflict zones to shed light on the lives of women and girls

This event is brought to you by the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill and the Oppenheimer Chair for Public International Law, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

The event will be followed by a reception (16:00-17:30).

For more information, please contact oppenheimer@mcgill.ca.

Admission is free. REGISTRATION is absolutely required on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/women-as-drivers-of-solutions-in-displacement-tickets-37757873817?aff=es2

The entrance to Redpath Hall is located on the McLennan-Redpath Terrace facing the lower field. (http://maps.mcgill.ca/)

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