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March 13: "Women, Not Victims: Moving Beyond Sexualized Atrocities During Genocide"


Immediate:  February 11, 2016

Women, Not Victims:  Moving Beyond Sexualized Atrocities During Genocide


Sunday, March 13 at Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY – The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center (HMTC) and Nassau Community College will present Women, Not Victims: Moving Beyond Sexualized Atrocities During Genocide on Sunday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building. The daylong program will address various issues concerning sexualized atrocities, such as rape and sexual slavery, as well as militarism, war and genocide. Speakers will include survivors, legal experts and activists.

"Our affiliation with the HMTC is one that we can, and should, be proud of. The work that they do is important beyond words," said Dr. Thomas Dolan, Interim President of the College.

Presentations during the event will focus on sexualized atrocities against women and girls in South Asia, Africa and Europe during the 20th and 21st centuries. Included among them will be: rape as a weapon of terror, resistance strategies by women and girls; and lack of international rescue and intervention. The keynote address will be delivered by Najwa Nabti, J.D., who will speak about Courage and Conviction: How the Testimony of Survivors of Sexual Violence Has Shaped International Law. Nabti specializes in international criminal law and pursuing accountability and redress for gender-based violence. For seven years she worked in The Hague, Netherlands, where she served as an appeals prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

There is no registration fee for Women, Not Victims: Moving Beyond Sexualized Atrocities During Genocide  Lunch is included. To register, contact Deborah Lom at 516.571.8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org. Individuals may also register online at hmtcli.org/events.

Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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