At the 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, the assertion that “women’s rights are human rights” transformed both the women’s and human rights movements. This widened definition enabled global women’s movements to promote key priorities. Today, however, the movements confront an impasse: the strategies honed in the international arena in the 1990s are far less effective in advancing women’s rights. What paradigm shifts are necessary now?
This discussion will address how to:
- Redefine our focus to identify under-utilized sites for gender justice and progressive policy work, such as the regional level.
- Reframe gender issues to yield stronger results from existing legal frameworks.
- Adapt strategies from other social movements, such as the environmental or peace movements.
This session will also explore how these new strategies could be used to enact recommendations of the Global Study on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
Wednesday, March 16, 2015 | 8:30am - 10:00am (FREE Entry)
Thai Cultural Center Center, Suite L, Room 1 | 310 E 44th St | New York, NY 10017
A panel discussion with:
Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar, Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL)
Rose Cunningham, Founder and Director, Wangki Tangni
Mallika Dutt, Founder and President, Breakthrough
Anita Nayar, Director, Regions Refocus
Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE
Sponsored by: MADRE, Wangki Tangni, AWID, Regions Refocus, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung NYC and Breakthrough
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