Save the date – May 19, 2017

The Women’s International Forum

in collaboration with the

Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations

is pleased to present a talk by Kerry Kennedy,

“At the cutting edge of social change – women who make a difference and why they matter”

                                                         Date: Friday May 19, 2017

                                                         Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

                                                         Venue: Conference Room 11, GA Building, UNHQ

Kerry Kennedy is the President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.  Since 1981, she has worked on diverse human rights issues including child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, women’s rights and the environment. Kennedy founded RFK Compass, which convenes bi annual meetings of institutional investors who collectively control $5-7 trillion in assets to address the impact of human rights violations on investment outcomes.

She is the author of Speak Truth to Power (Crown Books/Random House 2008). Speak Truth has grown to include a photography exhibit, now traveling on four continents, a play by Broadway playwright Ariel Dorfman which has opened in over 20 countries, an award winning website, a PBS documentary film, and a twelve week education and toolkit for action packet now being taught to millions worldwide.

She serves on the boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Human Rights First, Ethics in Action, SDG USA, Sustainable Development Goals Center/Africa, Health eVillages, and the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation .  She is the best-selling author of Being Catholic Now (Random House 2000).

A graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School, she received the Social Activism Award from the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates along with many other awards and honorary degrees.

Need a UN Ground Pass?

  1. To obtain a pass, please reply to: or leave a voicemail at: 1-212-963-3112 with LAST NAME, NAME and phone number by TUESDAY 16th, 2017. (UN ID holders do not require a ground pass)

Due to changes in Ground pass procedures, we ask you to please notify WIF of cancellations by Monday May 15th, 2017.

  1. Please send your check for guest fees ($10 per guest) to the Women’s International Forum, One UN Plaza, DC 1-0648, United Nations, New York, NY 10017 by MONDAY MAY 15, 2017 to be able to include them in the security list!
  2. Ground Passes should be picked up from WIF Board members the day of the program on 46 Street, Visitor´s Entrance to the UN, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00m.
  3. Photo identification will be required to receive a Ground Pass and will be needed to enter the Security Checkpoint. 

Women’s International Forum (WIF)

Sofia Herrera Cubillo (Costa Rica), President, Faika Zaki (Egypt) and Sonia de Meza-Cuadra (Peru), Vice Presidents, Pamela Jacovides (USA), Anna van Oosterom (the Netherlands), Miriam Oueslati Khiari (Tunisia), Tanya Rattray (Jamaica), Dace Mazeika (Latvia), Ingrid Ružičková (Slovakia), Lista Damayanti Djani (Indonesia), Manipreet Tina Kaur Koonjul (Mauritius), Latica Tomašić (Austria), Padma Akbaruddin (India).