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A model for peace building: the tenth annual Sol Kanee Lecture

September 30, 2013 — 
Anuradha Koirala

Anuradha Koirala

Anti-sex trafficking social activist Anuradha Koirala will deliver the 10th Annual Sol Kanee Lecture on Oct. 2 at the University of Manitoba’s Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice.

Anuradha Koirala is a social activist and the founder and director of Maiti Nepal (meaning “mother’s home” in Nepali), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking. Since founding Maiti Nepal in 1993, Koirala has rescued over 12,000 women and girls from sex trafficking and prevented another 45,000 from being trafficked. Presently, Maiti Nepal operates three prevention homes, nine transit homes, two hospices and a high school. The story of Koirala’s work with Maiti Nepal is featured in the powerful documentary The Day My God Died. In 2010 Koirala was CNN’s Hero of the Year.

Anuradha Koirala’s lecture will be held on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Manitoba Room (2nd Floor of University Centre) at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. It is open to the public and admission is free.


About the Sol Kanee Lecture Series:

The Sol Kanee Lecture Series was named after prominent Canadian Sol Kanee, who was devoted to the cause of peace and justice.

About the Mauro Centre:

The Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice (Mauro Centre): The Mauro Centre at St. Paul’s College, U of M, is dedicated to the advancement of human rights, conflict resolution, global citizenship, peace, and social justice through research, education, and outreach. The Mauro Centre is home to the Ph.D program in Peace and Conflict Studies; A M.A. program in Peace and Conflict Studies is run jointly with the University of Winnipeg’s Global College.

For more information contact Tali Sitschkar, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice, University of Manitoba, at tali [dot] sitschkar [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.


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