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Although women in Saudi Arabia can attend law school, they are still unable to represent clients in court.  Freedom House is working with local partners to help build the skills of young women lawyers to prepare them to be effective advocates.  On December 6-10, 2009, Freedom House and the Al Ghazzawi Law Firm conducted a training workshop to provide 18 young women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with practical skills to help them be effective lawyers. Participants learned how to draft contracts, negotiation techniques and leadership skills.


Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba? -  Statement to the Committee on Foreign Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, November 19, 2009

Twitter against Tyrants: New Media in Authoritarian Regimes, by Daniel Calingaert

Current Threats to Internet Freedom Testimony to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Daniel Calingaert, Deputy Director of Programs, Freedom House June 18, 2009

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: The Role of Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights - remarks by William H. Taft IV at the World Bank

Freedom House Deputy Executive Director Tom Melia

Freedom House Director of Studies Christopher Walker
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; July 29, 2008

Freedom House Deputy Executive Director Tom Melia
Subcommittee on African Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; July 15, 2008

Freedom House Senior Program Manager Jeff Goldstein
House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Central Asia; April 8, 2008