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UN Women Grant Awarded to American University Washington College of Law's Gender and International Law Project

UN Women Grant Awarded to American University Washington College of Law's Gender and International Law Project

American University Washington College of Law is pleased to announce that UN Women has awarded AUWCL's War Crimes Research Office, Academy on Human Rights, and Women and the Law Program a grant for the programs' joint Gender and International Criminal Law Project initiative, "Documenting Good Practice on Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Guatemala."

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American University Washington College of Law Launches Syrian Initiative to Combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Syria

American University Washington College of Law Launches Syrian Initiative to Combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Syria

The Syrian Initiative to Combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence is a partnership between local Syrian civil society organizations and American University Washington College of Law that aims to fight impunity and eliminate SGBV in Syria. Acknowledging the complexity of SGBV and being aware of its cultural sensitivity, the initiative is designed as an interdisciplinary programmatic plan to address the root causes of SGBV in Syria. Its plan primarily focuses on fighting the negative societal attitudes towards SGBV survivors that keep them confined to a cage of fear, unable to report the despicable crimes perpetrated against them.

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American University Business Law Review Presents: Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

American University Business Law Review Presents: Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

May 7, 2019

In celebration of its Volumes 8 and 9 all-female editorial boards, the American University Business Law Review, proudly presents the first annual Women in Business Law Leadership Conference on May 7, 2019. The event will feature Kara Stein, former SEC Commissioner, as well as panels on legal transformation and future scholarship.

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Women in Politics: Campaigning and Serving in Office

Women in Politics: Campaigning and Serving in Office

Tthe Program on Law and Government partnered with the Women and the Law Program, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society to host a new panel, Women in Politics: Campaigning in the Year of the Woman.

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Women and the Law Program Presents Panel on Gender and the Practice of International Criminal Law

Women and the Law Program Presents Panel on Gender and the Practice of International Criminal Law

On Feb. 5, 2019, American University Washington College of Law’s Women and the Law Program hosted a panel discussion, “Gender and the Practice of International Criminal Law.”

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Open Letter to Federal Bureau of Prisoners on Changes to Transgender Offender Manual

Open Letter to Federal Bureau of Prisoners on Changes to Transgender Offender Manual

Professor Brenda Smith, Director of the Project on Addressing Prison Rape and former Commissioner of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC), along with the six other former members of the NPREC, wrote an open letter to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in response to the Trump Administration’s reversal of Obama Administration prison policies to protect transgender inmates.

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Lisa Rickard '82, President of U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Receives AUWCL's Women and the Law Leadership Award

Lisa Rickard '82, President of U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Receives AUWCL's Women and the Law Leadership Award

Lisa Rickard ’82, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), was honored Tuesday with American University Washington College of Law’s Women and the Law Leadership Award.

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Female Attorneys Discuss Career Journey, Advice during "Skadden: Women of Washington" Panel

Female Attorneys Discuss Career Journey, Advice during "Skadden: Women of Washington" Panel

Female attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flomm LLP shared their experience and career advice April 12 during the “Skadden: Women of Washington” panel discussion at American University Washington College of Law.

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