From Passion to Action: How to Counteract the Failure of Human Rights in the Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

4:30 pm


Sponsored by:
Stanford in Government, Hillel, American Middle Eastern Network for Dialog at Stanford, Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law, International Law Society, Day Jones, and The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project

Sudanese human rights activist and President of the the African Middle Eastern Leadership (AMEL) Project, Mohamed Abubakr, will speak about his perspective on the global refugee crisis. Mohamed will specifically touch on the high rate of sexual assault of women and girls in the immigration process, and why gender-based violence is being used as a tool of war against refugees. Mohamed will then touch on how and why the international legal system is failing refugees as well as give insight into what Stanford students can do to help these issues. He will specifically speak to how students can get involved with AMEL, which is an NGO that mobilizes, empowers, and unites millennial leaders and activists from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to build resilient, inclusive societies that are free from discrimination, persecution, and violent coercion, and to advocate for policies in support of these goals.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Lecture / Reading