Friday, September 28, 2012

Go On! Gender equality & human rights @ Stanford

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

"Advancing Gender Equality through Human Rights" is the theme of the International Public Interest Lawyering Symposium to be held this October 12 and 13 at the Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest, Stanford Law School in California.
Keynote speakers will be Patricia M. Wald (left), former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and an IntLawGrrls contributor; and Christopher Stone, since this past July the President of the Open Society Foundations.
Panelists are detailed here. They include, according to organizers:
'Executive Directors or Presidents of innovative human rights and international justice organizations and public interest attorneys from leading public interest legal organizations in Kenya, Nigeria, China, South Africa, Malaysia, Palestinian Territories, China and Chile.'
Questions to be addressed:
► What is the power of human rights ideas for transnational and local social movements?
► Using the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and gender equality as a case study, have human rights created a political space for reform in particular countries and what have been the key challenges?
► What are the lessons learned from the global gender equality movement for other human rights struggles?
► Looking forward, what are the key challenges and opportunities for more strategic collaboration between the movement for gender equality and other aspects of the human rights movement?
Details and registration here and here.

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