Study Afternoon: Women’s Rights and International Law

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Explore the current landscape of women’s rights in international law.

The 1979 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) enshrined women’s rights in law. Since then, numerous international conventions, laws and agreements have been put in place to protect the human rights of women, including their rights in public and political life, health, migration, rights in conflict and crises, access to justice, and the prevention of violence against women and girls.

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This study afternoon discusses themes explored in our exhibition Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights.

Three expert speakers will each present for 20 minutes, followed by the chance to ask questions in a Q&A.

The study afternoon takes place on Zoom. Your joining link will be included in your ticket, emailed to you when you book.

Live captioning will be provided by Stagetext.


Name: Study Afternoon: Women’s Rights and International Law
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546