As part of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women CSW64/Beijing+25, taking place in March 2020 in New York City, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers is supporting two important side events.


On Monday, March 9 at 10:30 am at the Armenian Convention Center, Vartan Hall, 630 2nd Avenue in New York, the Center for Pan-African Affairs will host “Reproductive Injustice: Confronting the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis.” The panel is co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the US Human Rights Network. People interested in attending should contact Kerry McLean at

On March 18, 2020, at 6:15 pm at the Salvation Army Downstairs Room, 221 E. 52nd Street, the American Association of Jurists (AAJ), Union Nacional de Juristas – Cuba (UNJC), and International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) will present a panel on reproductive rights, legal abortion and comprehensive sexuality education in Latin America. Panelists will include Nelly Minyersky of AAJ, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan of AAJ, IADL and Past President of the National Lawyers Guild, Yamila Gonzalez Ferrer of the National Union of Cuban Jurists and a representative of the Asociacion Civil por el Derecho a Decidir (Civil Association for the Right to Choose).


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