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November 14-17, 2008: International forum on women’s rights and development

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) will host an international forum from November 14-17, 2008, in Cape Town, South Africa. Up to 1,500 women’s rights leaders and activists from around the world will come together to discuss the power of movements.

The forum includes plenary speeches, interactive sessions, workshops, debates, and creative sessions, as well as informal caucuses, gala events, cultural activities, and social and political events geared to global and regional networking and alliance building. The organizers say that participants will not only empower themselves with new tools and resources, but will also, collectively, re-politicize the gender and development community, strengthen alliances between women, and engage in work that is geared to “powerful thinking on gender equality and women’s human rights.”

Participation in the AWID Forum is open to anyone who works with or has an interest in women’s rights, international development, and social justice. AWID particularly welcomes women and men from the global south, young women, and marginalized groups that have had difficulty getting their agenda heard on a global stage. For more information: http://www.awid.org/forum08/ [1].