CSW67 Parallel Event

A ground-breaking forum of global gender violence experts discusses the catastrophic impact of natural disasters and pandemics on already marginalized women and girls and explores innovative strategies to mitigate these risks and provide victims with the resources they need for safety, healing, and empowerment.

PANELISTS

Honza Červenka
Senior Associate, McAllister Olivarius

Hera Hussain
Founder & CEO, Chayn

Nishma Jethwa
Co-Founder, End Cyber Abuse

Jacey Kan
Senior Advocacy Officer, Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

MODERATORS

Annie Seifullah
Associate, C.A. Goldberg;
Co-Chair, New York Cyber Abuse Task Force

Lindsey Song
Deputy Director, Courtroom Advocates Project, Sanctuary for Families;
Co-Chair, New York Cyber Abuse Task Force

2023 Above & Beyond Awards

Honoring members of the legal community for outstanding pro bono representation.

26th Annual Abely Awards

Recognizing those working to end gender violence.

2023 ABELY HONOREES


ABELY LEADING WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO SAFETY AWARD
The Honorable Fernando M. Camacho

Judge of the Court of Claims; Acting Justice
NYS Supreme Court, Suffolk County


ABELY PRO BONO AWARD
Dara L. Sheinfeld
Counsel, Head of Pro Bono Litigation
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


Our thanks to Davis Polk for graciously hosting this event, to Judge Janet DiFiori for sharing such powerful remarks, and to our Legal Advisory Council for the months of preparation that went into this year’s celebration.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Geny Kimbrell at gkimbrell@sffny.org.

Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

A ground-breaking forum of global gender violence experts discusses the catastrophic impact of natural disasters and pandemics on already marginalized women and girls and explores innovative strategies to mitigate these risks and provide victims with the resources they need for safety, healing, and empowerment.

A ground-breaking forum in which human rights experts address sexual violence and trafficking of women and children in the context of armed conflict, with a special focus on the current human rights crises in Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.

WELCOME

Aaron Marcu
First Deputy Director, OSCE/ODIHR

Kateryna Ryabiko
Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

OPENING REMARKS

Åsa Regnér
Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Programme, Civil Society and Intergovernmental Support, UN Women

PANELISTS

Purna Sen
Visiting Professor at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University; former UN Women’s Director of Policy Division

Fawzia Koofi
Former Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament in Afghanistan and women’s rights activist

Mykola Kuleba
Founder of Save Ukraine and former Ombudsman for Children in Ukraine

Tatiana Kotlyarenko
OSCE/ODIHR Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues

Malaika Oringo
Founder and CEO, Footprint to Freedom; member of the OSCE/ODIHR International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council

Niat Amare
Senior Immigration Specialist, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families

MODERATORS

Ruchira Gupta
Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and Board Member, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Tatiana Kotlyarenko
OSCE/ODIHR Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues