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Human Rights for Women: liberation or mere rhetoric?

Human Rights Public Lecture

Date: Monday 8 March 2004
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker
: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
Chair: Lady Hale

The subject of human rights fails 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.  Has human rights law protected women or has it reinforced male power? Are what seem to be human rights to one culture in fact important indicators of identity to another?  On international women's day, Helena Kennedy looks at the state of the human rights of women, both in Britain and across the world.  Baroness Helena Kennedy is a barrister, writer and member of the House of Lords.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information, contact Joy Whyte on 020 7955 6428 or email j.m.whyte@lse.ac.uk|

Weblink: www.lse.ac.uk/humanrights|

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