Human Rights of Women

Six-week course, beginning -
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Discuss women’s rights in a global context.

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Course dates: Thursdays 28 May, 4, 11, 18, 25 June and 2 July 18.00 – 20.00

Inspired by our exhibition Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights, this six-week course explores the global perspective on women’s rights. Global human rights are supposed to apply to all humans everywhere. Their underlying purpose is to respect the human dignity and human freedom of everyone. During this course we will explore the critiques of the human rights of women from a variety of perspectives. Some people see the potential and value of human rights and their international legal framework to enable and empower girls and women, as well as boys and men, to live good, fulfilling, free and safe lives. Others advocate radical restructurings of the global international world order with deep scepticism of a ‘rights’ approach. Through a combination of talks, discussion and visits to the exhibition, this course will enable you to develop your own ideas about global women’s rights.

This course is taught by Jill Marshall, Professor of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London where she co-directs the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law and leads the Human Rights cluster on Global Challenges Research.

Unfinished Business lead partner:

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Name: Human Rights of Women
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Disabled: £250.00
Senior (60+): £265.00
Young Person (18-25): £250.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546