Speech by Dr. Aminah Al-Deen

Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2020 A Discussion and Call to Action on the Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Girls November 24, 2020 Aminah B. McCloud Al-Deen, Ph.D., founder and chair of the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University, and one of the preeminent scholars on...

A Filipina American Perspective on the Mental Health Impact of COVID 19 for Women Globally and in College

Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2020 A Discussion and Call to Action on the Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Girls November 24, 2020 By Judy Patacsil, Psy.D., Counselor/Professor and International Education Coordinator at San Diego Miramar College. At Miramar College she initiated Filipino Studies and Filipino language...

Mitra Samani’s Speech

Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2020 A Discussion and Call to Action on the Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Girls November 24, 2020 Mitra Samani, former political prisoner in Iran; survivor-turned activist in support of women and human rights. Good morning, Thank you, Antonia! I am honored...

The Actions of Artists in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2020 A Discussion and Call to Action on the Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Girls November 24, 2020 By Lynn Dykstra, international professional photographer, founder of Our Global Cry for Freedom, and United Nations representative and civil society outreach director of Women’s Freedom...

Sport is a Window Which Allows us to Glimpse into the Deeper Realities Within a Society

Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2020 A Discussion and Call to Action on the Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Girls November 24, 2020 Soolmaz Abooali, Ph.D., conflict resolution scholar, published author, lecturer, and US national and world-champion athlete in traditional karate. Thanks to Women’s Freedom Forum for...

The Availability of Refugee Protection in Canada For Women and Girls Who Flee Violence Directed Against Them Abroad

Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2020 A Discussion and Call to Action on the Pandemic’s Impact on Women and Girls November 24, 2020 Speech by David Matas, an international human rights, refugee, and immigration lawyer practicing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; member of the Order of Canada; 2010...

“COVID Times” and the Increased Vulnerability of Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Donna M. HughesProfessor & Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in Women’ Studies Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women, 2020 Women’s Freedom ForumNovember 24, 2020 The global COVID pandemic is like nothing the world has experienced for 100 years. So many have been sickened, many have...