When: April 17 | 11am-12pm
Who: Global Gender Program
Where: Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052
Alison Brysk, Fellow, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, Wilson Center and Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Violence against women kills and maims more people than any war, and is estimated to affect one out of three women worldwide–yet it has only recently been recognized as a human rights problem. What can the framework adopted since the 1993 Vienna Conference, “women’s rights are human rights,” teach us about how to mobilize to stop violence against women? A generation of research on the politics of human rights campaigns suggest the importance of transnational action, framing, information politics, and the specific challenges of “private wrongs” committed by non-state actors. This talk will survey a global panorama of campaigns, with a focus on sexual violence in India.