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October 2005, Bangkok, Thailand

The Women’s Health and Human Rights Initiative of Columbia University collaborated with CREA, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), AWID, and INFORM. The global dialogue highlighted that even during times of utter despair, ordinary people organize to claim justice. These efforts—from families who lost relatives to 9/11, survivors of conflict in Sri Lanka and Rwanda, and Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina—emerge from those who are often not part of organized movements, and deserve greater visibility as strategic models of resistance.1

1 Models of Resistance