The Rana Plaza Collapse and the Triangle Fire:
Consequences and Accountability
March 14, 2015
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fordham University School of Law at Lincoln Center
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On this 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, the world economy continues to leave millions of women in poverty and subject to forms of exploitation akin to slavery; most egregious among them sex trafficking and inhumane labor conditions, that violate their fundamental human rights, even cost their very lives.
This program, the third in a series of CSW symposia focusing on crimes against women, their struggle for justice, and possibilities for establishing the criminal culpability and liability of the violators of their rights, will be based on the presentation of quilts memorializing the women victims of the Rana Plaza collapse (Bangladesh 2012) and the Triangle Fire (New York 1911). An interactive program includes viewing and discussing the messages of the quilts, a panel on the development of the quilts with cooperation from survivors, art forms for educating and raising public awareness, and discussion of possibilities for legal accountability.
Organizers and Sponsors
Organized by Pasos Peace Museum and the International Institute on Peace Education, sponsored by the Biosophical Institute, with the co-sponsorship of CONNECT, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, The Network for Peace through Dialogue, The Peace Education Initiative at The University of Toledo, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, Voice of Women for Peace-Canada, and World Council for Curriculum for Curriculum and Instruction, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.