Stokes Lawrence 1L Diversity Scholarship; Women Enabled International Releases its accountABILITY Toolkit

Due April 22: Stokes Lawrence 1L Diversity Scholarship

Stokes Lawrence is pleased to offer three $1,500 tuition scholarships to first year students from diverse backgrounds; one at each of the three law schools in the State of Washington. Our goal is to promote opportunities within the profession and to encourage a dialogue around the issue of diversity in the work place.

Criteria: The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first year law students of diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated promise for a successful career in law and are committed to community involvement.

Application: Applicants will submit a current resume and a personal essay of no more than 1,000 words with the following content:

  • Description of his or her thoughts on diversity and/or how diversity has played a role so far in his or her life
  • Description of his or her community involvement

Materials must be submitted to the appropriate law school no later than April 22, 2016. Please direct questions to

Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 29, 2016.

All applicants for the scholarships will be invited to a reception at the Stokes Lawrence law offices in Seattle on May 18, 2016.

More info here.

Women Enabled International Releases its accountABILITY Toolkit 

Women Enabled International officially launched its accountABILITY Toolkit! The accountABILITY Toolkit consists of a series of briefing papers and fact sheets:

  • A guide to advocacy with the U.N. human rights system;
  • A summary analysis of U.N. human rights standards on sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • A summary analysis of U.N. human rights standards on the right to be free from gender-based violence; and
  • Three fact sheets summarizing how civil society can engage with U.N. treaty bodies, U.N. Special Procedures, and the Universal Periodic Review.

The Toolkit empowers women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf to use U.N. human rights mechanisms to ensure that the human rights violations women with disabilities experience receive redress and that statements, recommendations, observations, and guidance from the U.N. incorporate an intersectional gender and disability rights perspective.

More info here.