San Francisco: Making Rights a Reality for Women and Girls
Wednesday, May 29
Global Fund for Women offices
222 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Join two Social Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Stanford as they share insights of activism working to end violence against women and girls through legal justice and advocacy.
Simeon Koroma (Sierra Leone)
Simeon Koroma co-founded Timap for Justice in 2003. Through a network of paralegals and mediators located in 19 offices across Sierra Leone, Timap for Justice is helping clients navigate both systems to seek justice and address community-level concerns. To date, Timap for Justice has represented over 20,000 clients who are often the victims of human rights abuses at the hands of multinational corporations.
Maxwell Matewere (Malawi) Maxwell Matewere founded the organization Eye of the Child to advocate for children who are victims of forced marriage, child labor, abuse, and sexual exploitation. Since 2010, the organization has provided free legal aid to 47 cases of forced marriages, 13 cases of arranged marriages, and rescued 21 children from early marriages.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Muadi Mukenge, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, at (415) 248-4800.