https://www.facebook.com/events/1788690071394921/ Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Room 413
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, University
Title: Attacks Against Girls’ Education as a Tactic of Terror
Presenter: Rangita de Silva de Alwis, S.J.D. - Senior Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women
Location: Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Room 413, Wellesley College
From Malala to the girls of Chibok in Nigeria, in many parts of the world, there is a war being waged against girls’ education. Malala remains a powerful symbol of girls whose lives are under attack for attending school, but thousands of other girls are threatened daily for their temerity in attending school.
Despite Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security and its progeny, no security council resolution addresses attacks on girl’s education directly. Given that attacks against girl’s education have become strategic weapons of war, it is important to adopt a UNSCR that addresses attacks against girl’s education as a tool of terror.
This program is part of the Lunchtime Seminar Series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College. Lunchtime Seminars are free and open to the public. Most programs are held Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Centers’ Cheever House location (828 Washington St, Wellesley), and parking is available in the on-site parking lot. Bring your lunch; WCW will provide tea and coffee. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College ([email protected] or call 781.283.2434).
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