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Gender Justice, Development and Rights: Substantiating Rights in a Disabling Environment

  • Date: 3 Jun 2000
  • Location: Henry Labouisse Hall, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York
  • Speakers: Shahra Razavi, Maxine Molyneux, Rosalind Petchesky, Veronica Schild, V.K. Ramachandran, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Shireen Hassim, Aída Hernández Castillo, Aili Mari Tripp
  • Project Title: Gender Justice, Development and Rights

Saturday 3 June 2000


>> Opening Session

* Welcome - Shahra Razavi, UNRISD, Switzerland
* Keynote Address - Maxine Molyneux, University of London, United Kingdom

>> Session One: “Basic Needs” and “Social Rights”: the Changing Face of Social Service Provisioning
Chairperson - Gita Sen, Indian Institute of Management/Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), India

* Needs Versus Rights: Beyond Dualisms - Rosalind Petchesky, The City University of New York, United States
* Engendering the New Social Citizenship in Chile: NGOs and Social Provisioning under Neo-liberalism - Veronica Schild, University of Western Ontario, Canada
* Female Educational Deprivation and the Right to School Education in India - V.K. Ramachandran, Indian Statistical Institute, India


>> Session Two: Women in Contemporary Democratization
Chairperson - Yakin Ertürk, United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), New York

* Gender of Democracy: Feminism and the Civil Society Movement in Contemporary Iran - Afsaneh Najmabadi, Barnard College, United States
* Women and Electoral Politics in South Africa: 1994 - 1999 - Shireen Hassim, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


>> Session Three: Multiculturalism and Universalism
Chairperson - Catherine Hall Martinez, Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, United States

* National Law and Indigenous Customary Law: Confronting Sexual and Domestic Violence in Chiapas, Mexico - Aída Hernández Castillo, Centro de Investigaciones Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico
* Conflicting Visions of Community and Citizenship: Women’s Rights and Cultural Diversity in Uganda - Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States


>> Closing Remarks