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September 25 , 2003
Condition of Women and Children in Post-War Iraq and Afghanistan to be Discussed at La Salle University’s Diplomat-in-Residence Program

The fate of women and children in post-war Iraq and Afghanistan will be discussed at La Salle University’s Diplomat-in-Residence Program on Tuesday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. The discussion, being co-sponsored with La Salle’s Women’s Studies Program, is free and open to the public.

Speaking will be Carin Schelut-Hillen, MSF, Program Director, Doctors without Borders, who has recently returned from an assessment mission in Iraq.

Also speaking will be LaShawn R. Jefferson, Executive Director of the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. She is the author/editor of many reports on women's rights, including “Taking Cover: Women in Post-Conflict Afghanistan” and "Climate of Fear: Sexual Violence and Abduction of Women and Girls in Baghdad.”

“With all of the turmoil occurring in these countries in the wake of the war on terrorism, we felt compelled to present what is happening with women and children in Afghanistan and Iraq,” says Dr. Cornelia Tsakiridou, Director of the Diplomat-in-Residence Program and a professor of philosophy at La Salle.

The discussion will be held in the Dunleavy Room, 3rd floor of the University’s Student Union Building.