YWL and the Equality Effect joined forces for an evening of cocktails and conversation in support of the 160 Girls Project
What: A fundraiser in support of the 160 Girls Project. Come join us for cocktails and to learn about the 160 Girls Project and its victories. The event will also include a silent auction with a ton of great items. Click here to learn more about the event.
When: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Spoke Club (600 King West Street, Toronto)
All proceeds from the event went to support the 160 Girls Project.
Who is the 160 Girls Project?
The “160 Girls” Project is a legal initiative launched by the Equality Effect and aims to achieve justice and protection against rape for all girls in Kenya. With the help of the Equality Effect, the girls commenced a constitutional claim against the Kenyan government. A decision was rendered on May 27, 2013, and the girls proved victorious. They successfully established that the police failed to enforce existing defilement laws, and that this failure was a violation of domestic, regional and international human rights law. The girls have achieved access to justice for themselves, and legal protection from rape for all 10,000,000 girls in Kenya.
What is the Equality Effect?
Learn more about the equality effect by visiting their website at: www.theequalityeffect.org