Interviews on social transformation, violence against women, and WLP's contributions (video)
A series of short post-event interviews with attendees of a WLP-organized symposium entitled "2020 Vision." The symposium was held in concert with the 2010 annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City.
Joanna Kerr 00:10-03:18; Mahnaz Rahman 03:37-05:37; Naeem Mirza 05:50-08:34; Danielle Hill 08:49-10:20; Babu Gaye 10:52-end.
Joanna Kerr discusses WLP event and panel as indicative of engagement on Violence against women over 15 years. Discusses need for explicit strategy for social transformation. Observes women activists not wanting focus on violence, viewing as negative curtailing of agenda, desired focus on cultures of peace in economic strategy. Importance of linkages between economic development and ending of violence, for change. Praise for Women's Learning Partnership on 10th anniversary, for mobilizing resources and deepening networks in difficult time.
Naeem Mirza describes recent data collected on Violence against women, by Aurat Foundation, Pakistan, rise in honor killings, rape, gang rape. Describes national outreach of organization working on law reform. Recent passing of law against sexual harassment, law against domestic violence in process. Describes strategy of engaging law enforcement agencies. Praises Women's Learning Partnership on 10th anniversary, for 'expanding world and expanding horizons with approach.'