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Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch visits the TNGO Initiative

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Advocacy Director of Children’s Rights, Human Rights Watch

The Campaign to End the Use of Child Soldiers: Lessons from a successful Transnational NGO-led coalition.

The recruitment and use of child soldiers is one of the most horrific aspects of modern warfare. Jo Becker, founding chairperson of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, will discuss the global campaign that secured a UN treaty banning the use of child soldiers, legislative initiatives to withhold military assistance from governments using child soldiers and focused attention from the UN Security Council to hold child recruiters accountable.

Ms. Becker is the Advocacy Director of Children’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org/en/bios/jo-becker. She is responsible for the organization’s global advocacy strategy on issues including child labor, children and armed conflict, juvenile justice and violence against children.

Ms. Becker holds a master’s degree in political science from the Maxwell School. She is an adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University.

When: Tuesday September 21, 12:00-1:30pm

Where: 341 Eggers Hall

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED



Then, at 4pm Eggers 341:
A Career Discussion with

Jo Becker

Human Rights Watch is a major U.S. based human rights NGO. Ms. Becker is responsible for the organization’s global advocacy strategy on issues including child labor, children and armed conflict, juvenile justice and violence against children. Ms. Becker is also the founding chairperson of the International Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, which campaigned successfully for an international treaty banning the forced recruitment of children under age eighteen or their use in armed conflict.

Come ready with your career focused questions!

When: Tuesday September 21, 4pm-5pm

Where: 341 Eggers Hall

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED
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