Equality Now Event Calendar: What's Happening Now

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South Sudan Lawyer’s and Human Rights Defender’s Training
3-4 December • Nairobi, Kenya

Equality Now and the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition, in partnership with the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and Support the Empowerment of Women and their Rights for Development Organization (STEWARD-ORG), will train South Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders on the effective use of regional and international instruments in strategic litigation to advance women and girls’ rights.  Discussions on culture, equality and non-discrimination, and the economic, social and cultural rights of women will also be prioritized during the two-day session.

Internationaler Kongress zum Abbau der Prostitution: Stop Sexkauf
(International conference on prostitution: Stop the purchase of sex)
5-7 December • Munich, Germany

Survivors, NGOs, police and politicians from Germany and across Europe will come together to discuss the realities of prostitution, the negative effects of legalization of the prostitution industry in Germany and the benefits of a human rights and gender equality-based approach  ('Nordic Model') at this conference. Trafficking Program Officer Andrea Matolcsi will present Equality Now’s work to target demand and decriminalize women in prostitution as part of an “International Initiatives” panel. Equality Now partners SPACE International, Solwodi- Germany and the European Women’s Lobby will also speak at the event. For more information, click here (in German).

Reversible: Narrating Identity from the Inside Out and Outside In
7-9 December • Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Executive Director Yasmeen Hassan will moderate a panel on “The Artist & Society” at this three day conference hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi. Performances, works-in-progress and lively discussion comprise this convening bringing together contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and beyond. For more information, click here. Follow the conversation at #RevArt14.

Funeral Services for Efua Dorkenoo, OBE
12 December • London, England

Funeral services for our friend and colleague Efua Dorkenoo, OBE, who passed away on 18 October, will be held at 11:00am at Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission. A reception following the burial will take place at Cavendish Banqueting Suite, FCI House starting at 4:00pm. A memorial for Efua is also being planned for February 2015. Rest in peace, Efua.

Global Campaign for Equal National Rights
Steering Committee Strategic Planning Meeting

15-17 December • Geneva, Switzerland
Details to come. For information about the campaign, click here.