CSSD co-sponsors an international symposium focused on advancing research and assessing impacts of Environmental Violence on Indigenous Women and Girls.
The 3rd International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Environment and Reproductive Health will be held in Columbia University on 14-15 April 2018. The focus of the symposium will be on advancing research and assessing impacts of environmental violence on Indigenous women and girls.
The broader goals of the symposium are (1) to contribute to awareness about the multi-dimensional aspects and impacts of violence against Indigenous women and girls including environmental violence; (2) build and strengthen networks and alliances for research and advocacy between Indigenous women from various regions and the scientific and academic communities; (3) and to build awareness among diverse constituencies, including the broader movements addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls.
This event is organized and co-sponsored by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program) at Columbia University
Additional support provided by the Fondo Indígena, MADRE and Alaska Community Action on Toxics; and, on Columbia’s side, by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Native American Law Students Association, and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Columbia Law School; the Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race