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Human rights for women: liberation or mere rhetoric?

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights| at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) marks international women's day on Monday 8 March with a lecture by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC on human rights for women.

Human rights fails as a subject if it does not empower those whose interests society has traditionally ignored or downplayed. The largest category of such people is an entire gender - women.

Baroness Kennedy will look at the state of the human rights of women, both in Britain and across the world, and ask has human rights law protected women or merely reinforced male power? And are what seem to be human rights in one culture in fact important indicators of identity in another?

Baroness Helena Kennedy is a barrister, writer and member of the House of Lords. This event will be chaired by Lady Hale.

Human rights for Women: liberation or mere rhetoric? is on Monday 8 March at 6pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

20 February 2004