March 08, 2018 @ 13:30 – March 08, 2018 @ 15:00
Palais des Nations, Room XIV
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
in Geneva 1211



Women and girls of African descent may face intersecting forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender, nationality and migration status among others. As part of the implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, OHCHR has published a report on the enjoyment of human rights by women and girls of African descent, revealing how discrimination affects them and highlighting achievements. The report focuses on women who belong to communities descended from victims of the transatlantic slave trade and migrant African women in the diaspora.


Join us for this book launch and Be in Her Shoes: find out how our societies can be more equal and more inclusive.  


Opening Remarks 

Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva and co-founder of the International Gender Champion 

Book Presentation and Moderation 

Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissionner for Human Rights, OHCHR 

With the Participation of

Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva 

Alvaro Bello, Professor, Research Center on Social Sciences and Humanities, University La Frontera, Chile 

Zakiya Carr Johnson, Principle, ODARA Solutions, independent non-governmental firm, USA 

Sonia Viveros Padilla, Director, Fund for Social and Cultural Development for Afro-Ecuatorian NGO, Ecuador

Copies of the book and Spanish interpretation will be available at the event


>>> Invitees not in possession of a UN badge should register at https://reg.unog.ch/event/23854/ bring a valid ID and a copy of this invitation on the day of the event to the Pregny Gate, located at 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10.


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