Wednesday, November 5, 2014

You are Invited: WGS and GaIDI/WSRC Co-sponsored HBI Lecture by Prof. Fareda Banda of SOAS on International Law & Global Challenges Facing Women (at Brandeis University)

We're happy to invite you to a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute lecture on Sunday 9 November, 2014 at 7:30pm at Brandeis in Waltham. Professor Banda (Zimbabwe) has a reputation as a forceful and knowledgeable speaker! 

Fareda, who hails from the Faculty of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) - University of London, has prepared a report for the UN on discrimination against women and is considered a leading expert on CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) and other treaties on the rights of women. 

Likely topics: Do global women's rights seem like a tug-of-war? 
                      Normative gains, especially in the area of violence
                      The latest backsliding on issues such as reproductive rights

Venue: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University
              415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts

This Hadassah-Brandeis Institute-hosted event of the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law, is being co-sponsored by The Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Boston University; and by GaIDI (Gender and International Development Initiatives) of the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC), and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, both at Brandeis University.
Please feel free to spread the word!