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Dr. Sima Samar, a renowned human rights and women’s rights advocate from Afghanistan, will deliver the University of Maine School of Law’s third annual Justice for Women Lecture on March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Abromson Community Education Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Samar is chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. She is the founder of the Shuhada Organization, dedicated to the welfare and progress of Afghan citizens, with a primary focus on the empowerment of women and children. The organization operates more than 100 schools and 15 clinics and hospitals. She served in the Interim Administration of Afghanistan as the first-ever Minister of Women's Affairs in 2001-2002. Educated in medicine and committed to social justice, Dr. Samar received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, and is one of the central subjects of the 2004 documentary film, Daughters of Afghanistan.
The 2014 Justice for Women Lecture
The Justice for Women Lecture Series brings a distinguished speaker to Maine annually to present a public lecture and to contribute to a global conversation about justice for women and girls. Past lecturers have included the Hon. Unity Dow of Botswana and Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia. During her visit, Dr. Samar will engage with students, faculty, and an array of community members to discuss challenges for women and girls in the developing world and their relevance to people in Maine.
The University of Maine School of Law established the Lecture Series in 2011 with the leadership and generous support of Catherine Lee of Lee International. The Lecture Series is supported further by the University of Maine School of Law Foundation and other generous donors. For additional information on the Justice for Women Lecture Series, please visit the Maine Law website or find us on Facebook.
To support the Justice for Women Lecture with a donation, please contact the University of Maine School of Law Foundation at 207-780-4342 or use our online form available here.