Mini Law School: A brief history of women's human rights
With Mariana Prandini Assis, postdoctoral fellow in Harm Reduction as Public Policy, Health Law Institute
Today, women’s human rights are a widely known and accepted concept. However, this has not always been the case. The understanding that ‘women’s rights are human rights’ is the result of a long and well-orchestrated struggle. Yet, gender as a central category of international human rights law is being questioned by conservative groups uniting against the so-called ‘gender ideology’.
From the struggle for recognition to the current war on gender ideology, Assis will examine the process by which women’s human rights have been enshrined in international human rights law and ask what can be done differently to respond to the current gender backlash.
Room 104, Weldon Law Building