Wednesday, March 7, 2012

This morning as I arrived at the Church Center for the morning briefing, Layla was the first person that I met coming into the elevator. What a privilege to meet someone so dedicated to the Human Rights of Women in Iraq. Layla had taken a picture with us on Sunday at the NGO/CSW event after she shared in front of more than 1000 women that she had spent 10 years in prison for her activism for Women's Rights in Iraq. She now is the International Relation Director for a foundation that works actively for the human rights of all women in Iraq without discrimination. She gave me permission to post our photo with these comments. She said that she would gladly come to Lehigh to share her story and her passion.

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