Women and Child Laborers on Tobacco Farms in Kenya Speak Out (Free Workshop 23 Feb 2011)

Women for Justice in Africa and Marty Otanez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver, have organized a free side event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 23 February 2011.

The event- a workshop- is called “Working Our Rights Away: Women and Child Laborers on Tobacco Farms in Kenya Speak Out,” and will help participants learn to use stories of women and child laborers on tobacco farms in Kenya to create successful policy and advocacy campaigns that address the rights violations they face. Participants will obtain tips for using digital stories to show how transnational companies profit from child labor and indecent work in tobacco growing developing countries.

The free workshop is scheduled from 3-6pm on Wednesday 23 February 2011. The venue is the Conference Room (1st floor), Uganda Mission in New York, 336 East 45th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), New York 10017. The subway stop is Grand Central.

Call Marty at 415 306 4754 in the U.S. if you have questions or need clarification.

To confirm participation, please send an email to Mary Okioma, okioma_mary@yahoo.com

Click below to view event flyer

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