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

4 March 2013, 17:00 - 18:30

Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

This event is free and open to all.

 

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.

Abstract

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.

Events in this series

Humanitas
'Women's Rights are Human Rights'. The Beijing Platform for Action: An Unfinished Agenda
04 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees: Critical Drivers of Economic Growth in Both Developed and Emerging Economies
06 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foregin Policy Imperative

Perspectives on Women’s Political Participation and Role in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
07 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative
11 March 2013, King's College (Keynes Room)

The concluding symposium following the series of lectures by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights

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

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights was conceived as a way to explore the political, sociological and theoretical issues pertaining to Women’s Rights from global development and environmental change to biomedical advances.

Past Humanitas Visiting Professors in Women's Rights

2011-12: Baroness Helena Kennedy (Barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; member of the House of Lords)
2010-11: Nancy Fraser (Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York)

Standing Committee

Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)

Hosting College

King's College