AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

AU Religion Department Sponsors Public Lecture on ‘Working for Women’s Rights in Mexico’

8/29/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Religion Department along with the International Peacemakers Program of the Presbyterian Church are co-sponsoring a public lecture by Lydia Cordero Cabrera on the topic of “Working for Women’s Rights in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Lydia Cordero Cabrera serves as general director for Casa Amiga Centro de Crisis (Friendly House Crisis Center) in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The Center offers hope to women and their children who live in violence daily, providing a full range of services by professionals in psychology, social work, legal services and women’s medicine.

Cabrera also participates in the Red Mesa de Mujeres Cuidad Juarez (network table for those advocating women’s rights) and Movimiento de Mujeres (Women’s Movement). She has played a major role in creating the law enforcement protocol when dealing with cases of violence against women in Ciudad Juarez.

She serves as advisor to the Municipal Council of Social Development and Citizen Participation, Advisor to the Municipal Institute for Women, and has played a major role in collaborating with other institutions to create law enforcement protocol when dealing with cases of violence against women in Ciudad Juarez. She has presented at several forums on violence against women in universities in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico City, and Guanajuato, Mexico.

She is published in the Jornada Clínica sobre Violencia y Salud (Clinical Journal about Violence and Health) with an article titled, “Prevention and intervention in domestic violence against women” (Prevención e intervención en violencia conyugal contra las mujeres).

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