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IHL: Addressing Conflict and Gender Issues in Syria and Other Countries

Date(s) - 12/15/2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Join our International Humanitarian Law discussion on Addressing Conflict and Gender Issues in Syria and Other Countries with Dr. Mary Fabri and Ghada Mukdad.

Dr. Mary Fabri is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked with trauma survivors for over 35 years. She was Senior Director of Torture Treatment Services and International Training at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center and served as President of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs. She now works as an independent consultant in mental health related to torture, war trauma, and gender-based violence. She has worked in Iraq, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ghada Mukdad, a Syrian immigrant, has volunteered with the American Red Cross for the past 3 years. She will tell us about her journey of hope from Syria to the United States of America and the work of the Red Cross inside Syria. Through her personal journey, she will discuss to what extent the Red Cross was able to uphold the fundamental principles in international humanitarian law.


For questions, please contact Mia Fahad at and/or Jill Hofmann at

This event is hosted and sponsored by the International Services Department of the American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region, Central Coast Chapter.

***International Services offers a free service called Restoring Family Links, a program that helps reconnect families who have been separated by armed conflict, disaster, or other humanitarian crisis.

The American Red Cross is tasked with teaching the public about International Humanitarian Law (IHL); a set of universal rules which place basic limits on how war is waged.

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