From: marsha chuk [SMTP:chukm@...
Sent: Monday, March 08, 1999 4:33 PM
Subject: final(?) update: UN conference live on International Womens' Day
VIEW ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB:
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE "A WORLD FREE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN" TO
MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY, 8 MARCH 1999
March 8, 1999 marks the last International Women's Day of this century. To
celebrate, a United Nations global videoconference is being coordinated by
UNIFEM from the UN General Assembly, linking 5 sites around the world: New
York, New Delhi, Mexico City, Nairobi and the European Parliament in
The event will take place from 9:30-11:00, New York time (14:30-16:00
GMT). At each site, women and men whose personal experiences of con-
fronting gender-based violence will present inspiring testimonies to focus
listeners on innovative responses to addressing this pandemic. Advocates
who are working on grassroots initiatives and legal change strategies will
be joined by Secretary General Kofi Annan; UN Special Rapporteur on Vio-
lence Against Women, Rhadika Coomaraswamy; Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal
member, Judge Navanethem Pillay and many others. The event will be
moderated by Judy Woodruff of CNN, Daljit Dhaliwal of ITN, and Lynn Sherr
of ABC's 20/20.
The conference will be broadcasted live on the Internet. It will be opened
in the UN General Assembly at 9:30 am New York time, that is, 14:30 GMT.
You can view the conference by going to the address below:
Once on the website, you will find instructions for downloading the video-
player software required. You will also have the ability to do a video and
audio test connection on your computer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Downloading the RealPlayer software will take about 15-20
minutes, depending on the speed of your connectivity, country, time of the
day, etc. Please, download this software and test it some time before the
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