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International Women's Week 2014

Thursday, March 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for lunch and a CLE on Monitoring Domestic Violence
in Mongolia
Robins, Kaplan, Miller &Ciresi

Conference Center, 7th floor (*note location change)

800 LaSalle Avenue
2800 LaSalle Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55402

*Please note the change in location: check-in and event are on the 7th floor.

This CLE will focus on “Implementation of Mongolia’s Domestic Violence Legislation,” a newly-released report that analyzes the real-life results that followed the Mongolian government's enactment of the Law to Combat Domestic Violence in 2004. The Advocates for Human Rights and its partner, the National Center Against Violence (NCAV), headquartered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, co-authored the report, which was released in January 2014.

Specifically, the report points to the challenges obtaining restraining orders; the consequences of domestic violence not being directly addressed by penal legislation; the barriers the country’s Family Law poses to obtaining a divorce; and the results of the lack of shelters and essential social services and support.

This session will also explore the two fact-finding missions The Advocates and NCAV conducted in Mongolia in January and March 2013. Representatives of the organizations traveled  to seven cities throughout Mongolia, conducting 137 interviews with ministry officials, non-governmental organizations, victims, social workers, police, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, governors, and health care workers. For more information on the presenters, click here.

Application submitted for 2 standard CLE credits.
Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public

Registration is now closed. Please contact Mary O'Brien if you have questions: 612-746-4682 or [email protected].


Monday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Human Rights Film Screening of Fobidden Voices
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
Polad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Their voices are suppressed, prohibited, and censored, but world-famous bloggers Yoani Sanchez, Seng Jinyan, and Farnaz Seifi are not freightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels in Cuba, China, and Iran as they use social media to denounce the violations of human rights in their countries.

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights, The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, and the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
For more information, please contact Mary O'Brien at [email protected] or 612-746-4682.