Agenda

This is an archive of the 2012 agenda.

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December 3th

  1. 20:00 - 22:00
    Dinner
    Dinner for speakers, advisory board members and sponsors.

December 4th - Day 1

  1. 08:00 - 09:00
    Registration and morning refreshments
  2. 09:00 - 10:00
    Welcoming remarks
    • Video address by Aung San Suu Kyi.
    • Short film by Ramita Navai.
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Stephen Dunbar Johnson - President, International, The New York Times Company
    Aung San Suu Kyi - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
    Shirin Ebadi - Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  3. 10:00 - 11:00
    Plenary 1: When culture clashes with law (Part I)
    Inspiring personal accounts from the frontlines examining conflicts between culture and the law in relation to child marriage, female genital mutilation, acid attacks and honour killings.
    Moderator: Shirin Ebadi - Nobel Peace Prize laureate
    Speakers:
    Kevin Bales - Co-founder, Free the Slaves
    Mercy Chidi - Program Director, Ripples International
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Author and Founder of the AHA Foundation
    Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy - Filmmaker and journalist
    Fiona Sampson - Executive Director, The Equality Effect
  4. 11:00 - 11:30
    Break
  5. 11:30 - 13:00
    Plenary 2: When culture clashes with the law (Part II)
    Inspiring personal accounts from the frontlines examining conflicts between culture and the law in relation to child marriage, female genital mutilation, acid attacks and honour killings.
    Moderator: Mabel van Oranje 2012 - Senior Adviser, The Elders
    Speakers:
    Nazir Afzal - Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West
    Jimmie Briggs - Journalist and Founder, Man Up Campaign
    Fahima Hashim - Director, Salmmah Women Resource Center
    Dr. Sima Samar 2012 - Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
  6. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
  7. 14:00 - 15:30
    Plenary 3: The Arab Spring: Window of opportunity or disaster for women?
    Discussion with leaders of the Egyptian, Yemeni, Bahraini, Libyan and Tunisian Springs on the effect of the Arab Spring on the plight of women, exploring the opportunities and dangers implicit in political and constitutional upheaval. *Opening remarks by Queen Noor.
    Moderator: Roger Cohen - Columnist for The New York Times and International Herald Tribune
    Speakers:
    Manal al-Sharif - Women's rights activist
    Atiaf Alwazir - Activist, researcher and blogger
    Ala'a Shehabi - British-born Bahraini lecturer, writer and activist
    Alaa Murabit - Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women
    Dina Wahba - Researcher in Gender Studies
  8. 15:30 - 16:00
    Yoga & Break
    3:30 p.m - 3:35 p.m.- Five minute yoga session with Florence Lefebvre.
  9. 16:00 - 17:30
    Action groups: Real-world solutions
    Attendees choose a ‘how to’ breakout session, interacting with pioneering panelists to come up with concrete legal, financial, technological and other solutions that conference attendees can commit to for the coming year. These sessions are not talking shops but a chance to push for real actions that can deliver results.

    Breakout 1: Rewriting the rules: Embedding women’s rights in constitutions

    Moderator: Minky Worden 2012 - Author, Director of Global Initiatives for Human Rights Watch
    Speakers:
    Manal al-Sharif - Women's rights activist
    Kathryn Ludlow - Solicitor and partner, Linklaters LLP
    Dina Wahba - Researcher in Gender Studies
    Alaa Murabit - Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women
    Sussan Tahmasebi - Co-founder of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN)

    Breakout 2: Child marriage: Forced marriage

    Moderator: Mark Stephens - CBE Partner, Finers Stephens Innocent
    Speakers:
    Kevin Bales - Co-founder, Free the Slaves
    Christy Turlington Burns 2012 - Founder, Every Mother Counts, filmmaker, author, model
    Ann Cotton - Founder and President, Camfed International
    Mabel van Oranje 2012 - Senior Adviser, The Elders
    Jasvinder Sanghera - Founder of Karma Nirvana

    Breakout 3: Female genital mutilation: Challenging ‘culture’ to stop the cutting

    Moderator: Katrin Bennhold - Correspondent, International Herald Tribune
    Imam Djiguiba Cissé - Founder of the Fondation Djigui la Grande espérance
    Khady Koita - Co-founder and President of La Palabre
    Alvilda Jablonko - Female Genital Mutilation Program Coordinator, No Peace Without Justice
    Molly Melching - Founder and Executive Director, Tostan
    Linda Weil-Curiel - Lawyer, President of French Commission for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation
  10. 17:30 - 18:30
    Trust Women Awards reception
    • Trust Women Hero Award presented by Christy Turlington Burns
    • Women’s Rights Journalist of the Year presented by Mariane Pearl
    Speakers:
    Mariane Pearl 2012 - Journalist, author and Managing Editor of Chime for Change
    Christy Turlington Burns 2012 - Founder, Every Mother Counts, filmmaker, author, model

December 5th - Day 2

  1. 08:30 - 09:00
    Morning refreshments
  2. 09:00 - 10:45
    Plenary 4: Women for sale
    Inspiring personal accounts from the frontlines on modern slavery and trafficking.
    Moderator: Benjamin Skinner - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Speakers:
    Douglas Alexander - MP and Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary
    Minh Dang - independent speaker and consultant on issues related to human trafficking
    Ruchira Gupta - Founder and President of Apne Aap
    Martina Vandenberg - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Tsvetelina Ivanova - Trafficking victim
  3. 10:45 - 11:15
    Break
  4. 11:15 - 12:45
    Plenary 5: Corruption enslaves
    How corruption affects development.
    Moderator: Stella Dawson - Chief Correspondent, TrustLaw Governance and Anti-Corruption
    Speakers:
    Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister
    Pascale Dubois - Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank
    Michel Nussbaumer - Chief Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    Dr. Sima Samar 2012 - Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
    Melanne Verveer - U.S Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
  5. 12:45 - 14:00
    Lunch
  6. 14:00 - 15:30
    Action groups: Real-world solutions
    Attendees choose a a ‘how to’ breakout session, interacting with pioneering panelists to come up with concrete legal, financial, technological and other solutions that conference attendees can commit to for the coming year. These sessions are not talking shops but a chance to push for real actions that can deliver results.

    Breakout 1: How to put the trafficking business out of business?

    Moderator: Tim Large - Director of Journalism and Media, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Speakers:
    Christopher Davis - Director of International Campaigns and Corporate Responsibility, The Body Shop ...
    Ruchira Gupta - Founder and President of Apne Aap
    David Batstone - President and Co-Founder, Not For Sale; CEO, Dignitá
    Lydia Cacho - Journalist and writer
    Karen E. Silverman - Partner, Latham & Watkins
    Tracey Tully - Membership Support Worker, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers

    Breakout 2: The modern day slave trade

    Moderator: Jess Search - Chief Executive, BRITDOC Foundation
    Speakers:
    Barry Koch - Chief Compliance Officer, Western Union
    Laura Sizemore - Partner, White & Case
    Benjamin Skinner - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Martina Vandenberg - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Nisha Varia - Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

    Breakout 3: Women and finance: The high cost of exclusion

    Moderator: Chrystia Freeland - Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital
    Speakers:
    Beth Brooke - Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, Ernst & Young
    Chetna Gala Sinha - Founder and President of Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Ltd.
    Lamiya Morshed - Executive Director, Yunus Centre
    Michaela Bergman - Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, European Bank for Reconstruction and ...
  7. 15:30 - 16:00
    Break & Yoga
    Optional yoga with Florence Lefebvre
  8. 16:00 - 16:30
    Real-World Solutions: Summary of Action Groups
  9. 16:30 - 17:00
    Closing plenary
    With closing remarks by Emma Bonino.
    Speakers:
    Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister