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CANCELED: Lois Whitman, Founder of Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division, speaks 4/3 at 9am in Whitman 404

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Lois Whitman

Senior Advisor, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Advocating for Children's Rights on the International Scene: Strategies and Obstacles

April 3, 9-10am, Room 404 at the Whitman School


Join the Transnational NGO Initiative and Lois Whitman for an informal discussion on current trends in international advocacy and activism in the area of children’s rights.  Lois Whitman is the founder and former director (1994-2012) of the Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division, which investigates human rights abuses of children around the world and seeks to end them.


A lawyer and a social worker, Ms. Whitman received a BA from Smith College, a Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a law degree from Rutgers University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, and Africa Report.  She has testified before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and United States Congressional committees on several occasions. Ms. Whitman has taught Women and the Law at Hunter College, Law and Social Work at Stony Brook School of Social Work, and Children's Human Rights at Columbia University's School of International and Political Affairs. 

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