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BYU students to raise awareness about violence against women in honor of International Women's Day

With lecture by BYU political science professor Valerie Hudson March 6

Parity, the Brigham Young University gender equality club, is hosting a lecture by Valerie Hudson, a BYU political science professor,on Thursday, March 6,in 3224 Wilkinson Student Center from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. The 30-minute lecture will look at women's issues throughout the world and what students can do to improve the status of women.

The lecture — which is supported by the BYU chapter of Amnesty International, Students for International Development, the Current Events Student Association and the BYU Democrats and Republicans — is part of international observances that will be going on this week, especially during International Women's Day on Saturday, March 8.

In addition, Parity is encouraging individuals to visit sign the online petition and add their name to raise money for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). The United Nations Foundation has pledged to donate $1 to for each signature. This money will go toward an international anti-violence against women campaign.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne


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