Advancing Women's Rights in a Multilateral Forum

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Learn more about women's empowerment and how it propels economic and social development globally. Join UNA-USA and UNA Women Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. ET for a Nationwide Conference Call on "Advancing Women's Rights in a Multilateral Forum."

Discussion and Q&A with

Paula Schriefer
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m. ET

U.S./Canada Dial-in: 888.461.2018
Passcode: 784088

Please RSVP via email to unawomen@unausa.org

About the speaker:

Paula Schriefer joined the Bureau of International Organization Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State on May 7, 2012. Prior to assuming this position, Schriefer was Vice President for Global Programs at Freedom House, where she oversaw their global activities on freedom of expression, Internet freedom, religious freedom, and advocacy efforts at the United Nations.

From 2006 to 2011, Schriefer was Director of Advocacy for Freedom House, overseeing all of its outreach and communications activities, including foreign policy advocacy, press relations, and coordination with international organizations. From 2001 to 2006 she served as its Director of Programs, overseeing nearly two dozen major program initiatives and 13 overseas offices established to support independent media, open and transparent governance, civil society development, justice sector reform, and the defense of human rights.

In addition to Freedom House, Schriefer has worked at the National Forum Foundation and the National Endowment for Democracy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in Russian Area Studies from the University of Denver and completed coursework for an M.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies at George Washington University.
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