Upcoming Lecture: “Are Women Human Yet?” Dr. Lani Roberts

On Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 7pm, Dr. Lani Roberts will deliver her Ideas Matter Lecture.  Here is an abstract of the talk:

Do women have rights under the Declaration of Human Rights?   If not, what does this say about women’s humanness?  We will look at three ways of claiming that women are not in fact included in most of the Declaration.  If women are deemed fully human, what explains the horrific violations we suffer worldwide?   The United Nations General Assembly enacted the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in 1979, some 30 years after the Declaration of Human Rights.  Why was it considered necessary?  What is required for women’s rights asserted in law (de jure) to become actual rights (de facto) in our lived lives?  

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2 responses to “Upcoming Lecture: “Are Women Human Yet?” Dr. Lani Roberts

  1. Sarah

    Thank you for your powerful lecture! Very moving material. It has been haunting me for days now.

  2. Sarah

    Question for Professor Roberts– Do you think that the extensive violence against women, including killing of women could be considered genocide?

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