Widney Brown of Amnesty International to Deliver Keynote Address

Widney-Brown-200x300DCI is honored to announce that Widney Brown will be attending the 2011 Conference on Child Rights & Sight as a Keynote Speaker.

Widney Brown is the Senior Director of International Law and Policy at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She is responsible for human rights policy development, legal standard setting, litigation, thematic work and work with the UN and other advocacy. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Widney worked for nine years at Human Rights Watch. Her qualifications include a BA from George Washington University and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the New York University of Law. For five years, Widney was a lecturer at the Yale University School of Public Health. Widney’s areas of expertise include international justice, economic social and cultural rights, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive rights, children’s rights, international humanitarian law, freedom of expression, death penalty, asylum and migration, business and human rights, and the UN.

Widney’s talk is titled “Inextricably Linked: Women’s Rights, Gender Equality and Children’s Rights”. We are very much looking forward to hearing her discuss the ways in which women’s and children’s rights are interconnected, and learning from her expertise in the field of human rights protection.