Women human rights defenders from around the world will gather in Geneva December 8-10, 2009 for the first Courage To Lead Summit. The three day summit will bring together experienced and emerging leaders to share and build on their experiences and to promote mentoring and collaboration among women who play a key role in promoting human rights worldwide.
The conference is organized by The Eleanor Roosevelt Project of the George Washington University and Vital Voices Global Partnership with support from the United States Department of State, the International Labour Organization and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) is coordinating logistics for the event.
The Courage to Lead Summit will be held at the International Labour Organization headquarters, with the closing ceremony at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
Allida Black, Director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Project of the George Washington University, one of the co-organizers of The Courage to Lead, discusses the event.
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