For Immediate Release
Born into War: Exhibit of Photos and Drawings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda
NEW YORK - Today, MADRE will hold a public event to
highlight the tragic reality of childhoods destroyed and communities
fundamentally threatened by the use of child soldiers in conflict
- An exhibit of photos and drawings by former child soldiers in
Colombia and Uganda
- Silent auction of photographs by former child soldiers
- Short video of former child soldiers and MADRE's project
to support their recovery
- Reception to launch report by MADRE and our partners to
the UN Human Rights Committee
- Presentation by special guest, Anna Safir, on child soldiers in
- Guest speaker, Andrea Parra, Esq. of Women's Link
- Speaker, Lisa Davis, MADRE Human Rights Advocacy Director
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Salt Space
1160 Broadway at 27th St.
New York, NY 10001
Proceeds will benefit MADRE's work to provide former child soldiers with
the support they need to create alternatives to a life of violence.
Last week, MADRE presented a report to the UN Human Rights Committee,
showing that Colombia's conflict and government policies continue to
generate grave human rights violations. Click here for more information about MADRE's human
rights advocacy to support the work of Colombian human rights defenders.
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education, and other human rights. MADRE provides resources, training, and support to enable our sister organizations to meet concrete needs in their communities while working to shift the balance of power to promote long-term development and social justice. Since we began in 1983, MADRE has delivered nearly 25 million dollars worth of support to community-based women's organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and the United States. For more information about MADRE, visit our website at www.madre.org.