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'Women's Rights are Human Rights'. The Beijing Platform for Action: An Unfinished Agenda

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  • UserMelanne Verveer (first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues)
  • ClockMonday 04 March 2013, 17:00-18:30
  • HouseMill Lane Lecture Room 9.

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Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women’s Rights 2013

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative.

The first lecture will  begin with a look back at the 1995 UN 4th World Conference on Women that took place Beijing with a substantive discussion of “women’s rights are human rights” and implications for  international law as well as  a personal reflection on the significance of Beijing in sparking a global movement for women’s progress. The lecture will cover key areas of the Beijing platform for action, including women’s access to health and education, the right to full economic and political participation as well as the right to be free from violence. It will also focus on the status of the girl child and challenges to her advancement.

This talk is part of the Humanitas series.

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