Born into War: Exhibit of Photos and Drawings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator
(212) 627-0444; media@madre.org

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
situations.  

What:

  • 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

Who:

  • Presentation by special guest, Anna Safir, on child soldiers in
    Uganda
  • Guest speaker, Andrea Parra, Esq. of Women's Link
    Worldwide
  • Speaker, Lisa Davis, MADRE Human Rights Advocacy Director

When:
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where:
The Salt Space
1160 Broadway at 27th St.
Fifth Floor
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
.

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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.

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