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We are thrilled to share another one of our courses for the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: "Women & International Human Rights Law ", taught by Christie J. Edwards, Head of Policy, Programmes, and Legal at Geneva Call. She is internationally recognized and published legal expert with over twenty years of experience working on international humanitarian and human rights law, gender, international policy and advocacy, and international community development. Christie has led successful non-profit management and implementation programs, strategic planning, and grants management in senior leadership roles at the national and international level with prominent NGOs and international organizations and Viviana Waisman, Founder and Director Emeritus at Women´s Link World Wide. She holds a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of California Hastings College Of Law in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Viviana is an expert in women’s rights and international human rights law. She has participated and organized international meetings and conferences related to human trafficking, sexual and reproductive rights, and international gender crimes. Such forums include conferences on Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Strategies to improve access to safe abortion in Uganda and Tanzania, applying the due diligence standard to the judiciary for trafficking victims and training for Prosecutors and Judges on incorporating gender in the prosecutions for the crimes during the military dictatorship in Argentina.
Come to Washington, DC and get the unique opportunity to explore the international human rights framework, and its application to ensure human rights for women. Analyze the most emblematic cases, existing jurisprudence and the role of different governmental and non-governmental actors in the process of creating and applying the normative framework inclusive of a gender perspective to ensure that States create and implement laws, policies and plans aimed at protecting women from various forms of violence.
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This course addresses the challenges of achieving the international legal protection of the human rights of women. It reviews how international and regional human rights conventions, especially the American Convention on Human Rights, have been applied to prevent, punish and remedy the violations of women's rights in different tribunals. It examines how the norm of the prohibition of all forms of discrimination against women has been applied, and how it might be more effectively applied in particular sectors. It explores how feminist theories, empirical data, and narratives might be used to expose women's experiences of injustice. The course aims to go beyond a formalistic understanding of international legal obligations in order to examine different approaches to fostering compliance with the human rights of women in different cultures and religious traditions.
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