American Mothers, Inc. Holds Panel Discussion at United Nations

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Peace Building and Motherhood: Art, Culture, and Faith- Promoting Peace in Rural Families.

American Mothers Inc. (AMI) is hosting a panel discussion at the 56th Conference on the Status of Women at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

“AMI is pleased to strengthen the value of peace through cultural education, faith and arts enrichments can change communities and have a profound effect in reducing violence in all its forms,” said Connell Branan, National President of American Mothers, Inc.

Panelists for the discussion include Gina Messina-Dysert, professor from Claremont Graduate University; AMI National Board Member, Yolanda Perez from Puerto Rico and other representatives Jacki Hunlow, from the Worldwide Organization of Women and Afton Buetler of the Mothers Legacy Project. Dianne Callister, United Nations Representative and PR Chairperson of AMI, serves as the moderator.

Messina-Dysert, panelist and Callister, moderator, co-wrote Violence Against Pregnant Women; Intervention and Education through Faith Based Leadership in Rural Communities with Lynn Clark Callister, RN PhD, Professor Emerita at Bringham Young University College of Nursing. This paper is AMI’s focus in the discussion. The paper states that 1 in 20 pregnant women worldwide are victims of gender based violence, a form of violence that is highly under-reported.

“Through its mission, American Mothers is focused on working towards ending violence against mothers. Recognizing the severity of violence against pregnant women and the lack of current services available for those suffering such brutalities, American Mothers is committed to creating an initiative to address this global crisis,” (from Violence Against Pregnant Women; Intervention and Education through Faith Based Leadership in Rural Communities).

The event is sponsored by American Mothers Inc. in partnership with World Movement of Mothers, The Mother's Legacy Project, and the Worldwide Organization of Women. Admission to this event is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

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