VISIT: Activist from India coming to USA

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 11:10:03 -0700 (PDT)


>Women In International Security (WIIS) is an international, nonpartisan
>educational organization dedicated to increasing the influence of women
>in the field of foreign and defense policy. Since its inception in
>1987, WIIS has grown to a network of over 5,000 participants. Through
>WIIS, women have become more active and more effective participants in
>critical debates on international security issues. Our membership is
>drawn from academia, eceutive and legislative branch policymakers,
>non-governmental representatives, and military officers.
>
>>From November 16 - 18, 1998, WIIS contact Ruchira Gupta, an activist and
>filmmaker from India, will be in Washington and New York for meetings
>with human right's groups, government representatives, and the media to
>discuss the important issue of trafficking of women and girls in South
>Asia. WIIS will be hosting a screening of Ms. Gupta's film "The Selling
>of Innocents" in Washington on November 17th or 18th, and in New York on
>the 19th or 20th, time and location to be announced. The film, which
>focusses on the trafficking of Nepalese girls to India, won an Emmy
>Award for Best Investiagtive Journalism.
>
>If you would like further information or would like to meet with Ms.
>Gupta the week of the 16th, please contact Erin Richardson at the WIIS
>office.
>
>
>Erin Richardson
>Women In International Security
>CISSM/School of Public Affairs
>University of Maryland
>College Park, MD 20742-1811
>Tel: (301) 405-7612
>Fax: (301) 403-8107
>E-mail: erin1r@hotmail.com


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