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Gender & Human Rights

Gender Across Cultures Lecture

Andrea Cornwall

on 17 November 2015

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Transcript of Gender & Human Rights

Gender & Human Rights
What are Human Rights?
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled
What human rights do we have?
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) 1966
Human Rights
Geneva Convention (war) 1949
The Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) 1948
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 1966
The History of Human Rights
What do
Do women need their own rights
Gender and Human Rights
Article 2 of the UDHR
Everyone is entitled to rights
without distinction of any kind such as race, colour, sex...
Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination
what about other genders?
Case Study 2
Sexual identity, gender expression and human rights:
The Yogyakarta Principles
Case Study 1
Women's Rights in Kenya
rights and 'culture': whose bodies?
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