Feb 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM

International Women’s Day is an occasion marked by women’s groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents over nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day

Increasing awareness in women’s rights and culture in the Middle East

Wednesday March 6, 2013 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room North

Photo Exhibition and PowerPoint Presentation

Speakers will discuss violation of women’s rights and cultural issues in the Middle East.

Moderated by: Lynn B. Dykstra, an internationally recognized professional photographer. She owns the company “Focused Images”

Speaker: Professor Donna M. Hughes who holds the Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island and is a leading international researcher on trafficking of women and children.

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