For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 
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 partners with community-based women’s groups to advance women’s human rights, challenge injustice and create social change in contexts of war, conflict, disaster and their aftermath. MADRE advocates for a world in which all people enjoy individual and collective human rights; natural resources are shared equitably and sustainably; women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and all people have a meaningful say in policies that affect their lives. For more information about MADRE, visit www.madre.org.

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