Join IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom and many others working in human rights, development, and advocacy at this 3-day summit. Warwick International Development Society is hosting the summit in the United Kingdom, featuring over 30 speakers. It’s an exciting opportunity!
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Warwick holds Development Summit
Mallika Vaznaik, The Boar
November 17, 2014
The Warwick International Development Society (WIDS) hosted a “MasquerAID” launch party on Friday 14 November at Saint Bar in Leamington Spa. It leads up to their three day on-campus summit the weekend of 21 – 23 November.
The party took place from 9pm to 2am and included free shots, face-painting, shisha and music.
The summit, which is the largest student-run international development conference in the United Kingdom, starts on Friday 21 November from 6pm to 9pm and continues on to the following two days from 9am to 5pm on each day.
Co-president of the summit, Stephanie Ifayemi, stated: “WIDS this year promises to be the most exciting and multidisciplinary summit yet! If you are interested in international development, or finding solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, we have talks from over 30 speakers, with chances to network during the day and at our wine reception (with exceptional canapé selections), attend seminar sessions and speak to our partner organisations.”
Also in attendance will be Beatrice Lindstrom, a human rights lawyer from the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). IJDH accompanies Haiti’s poor majority in the fields of law, medicine and social justice activism.
It gathers information about human rights violations in Haiti and relays it to the international human rights community, and media and grassroots groups. Its lawyers represent political prisoners and persecuted journalists, and document cases of murder, torture and destruction of property.
Tickets for the summit cost £16 for members and £20 for non-members.
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