Mike Sexton, Information & Education Coordinator with the CSS Women’s Commission, has been invited by the U.S. Department of State to be a delegate on its 2013 Legislative Fellows Program in Nepal and Bangladesh.
The delegation will meet with local programs and government officials January 14 through 25. They will address issues from the role of local governments to conducting elections, children’s rights to violence against women, and how to promote democracy, human rights, poverty alleviation and development.
The Legislative Fellows Program brings emerging leaders from around the world to the United States for intensive fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise. The State Department is sending American participants to countries in South-Central Asia as part of a reciprocal exchange.
Sexton is a prevention and public awareness specialist addressing violence against women. He has worked within the domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking communities for the past 11 years orchestrating special events, conferences and trainings for the community at large. Sexton also coordinates all Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau (DVSB) requests for trainings and health fairs. He has coordinated more than 200 community outreach presentations within the past year, and has reached over 70,000 participants in the last 4 years.
Sexton will be posting details of his trip on his blog http://MikeSextonNC.wordpress.com/. Those who have question about the dialogues can ask them at the blog site and Sexton will do his best to respond within 24 hours. For more information about domestic violence in our community, call Mecklenburg County Community Support Services’ Women’s Commission at 704-336-3210 or the Safe Alliance’s Shelter for Battered Women 24-hour hotline at 704-332-2513.
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Media contact: Stacy Lowry at 704-336-3784 or Stacy.Lowry@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov