Mallory Minter

Mallory Minter (Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights - IPHR): Mallory completed her undergraduate education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned degrees in International Relations (with a regional focus on Africa) and Public Policy Analysis. She has also worked as an English tutor for refugees and Tanzanian natives and in South Africa for a consulting firm. At the time of her fellowship, Mallory was studying for a Masters degree at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on International Conflict Resolution. After her fellowship Mallory wrote: “This experience has broadened my mind on how societies move through conflict and on the power of governments. This experience has also made me more comfortable in my own capabilities as well as more independent. Furthermore, this experience has opened my eyes to many causes -- many of which I do not know how to properly respond and, through this struggle, this experience has also helped me to improve my prioritization.”



WOMEN’S PROGRESS IS HUMAN PROGRESS

13 Aug

IPHR believes that human rights education is instrumental in creating a society defined by justice and peaceful coexistence.

IPHR also acknowledges the evident need for women’s rights education in proliferating human rights.

Women’s rights education is critical. This education lets a woman know she has legally-defensible, just options. This education is what determines, for example, whether a woman claims what is legally entitled to her after her marriage ends or whether she instead walks away with nothing, taking to the streets to make ends meet.

Thus, in quest of both augmenting justice and women’s welfare (and, on a larger scale, human welfare…after all, women’s progress is human progress), IPHR recently conducted a human rights training for widows.

During this training, widows were explained their family rights, rights to succession, and more. (To read more about women’s rights in Rwanda, select this link — page 10 is where it really gets good!)

At the end of the training, these widows were also given free consultation regarding any legal dilemmas they currently face.

Select the photos below to be taken to the Flickr Album containing more snap shots from this event. 

 

Human Rights Training- Widows
Human Rights Training- Widows

 

 

Human Rights Training- Widows
Human Rights Training- Widows

 

 

Human Rights Training- Widows
Human Rights Training- Widows

 

 

Human Rights Training- Widows
Human Rights Training- Widows

 

 

Group Shot: Human Rights Training- Widows
Group Shot: Human Rights Training- Widows

 

 

Posted By Mallory Minter

Posted Aug 13th, 2012

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