UN LIBRARY TALKS GENEVA – PANNEL DISCUSSION: "REINVENTING SOCIAL CONTRACTS: FEMINISTS, RIGHTS AND POWER"

Feb
20
Feb/20 13:00

UNOG Library Events Room B-135 - Palais des Nations, Geneva

English

Agenda.- A pannel about the role of feminist movements in the remaking of social contracts.

When: 
20/02/2015 - 13:00
Where: 

UNOG Library Events Room B-135 - Palais des Nations, Geneva

The social contracts of the 20th century face myriad challenges today: economic, financial and ecological crises; growing uncertainty; backlash against human rights and social justice. Civil society, grassroots organizations and social movements are calling for new social contracts, challenging the underlying power relationships and the intersections between them.

At this panel discussion, key speaker Gita Sen and her co-panelists talk about the role of feminist movements in the remaking of social contracts. They will help untangle some of the complex power relationships that need to be addressed, if new social contracts are to fulfil the promise of human rights and gender justice.


Programme

Welcome Remarks:

  • Ruth Hahn-Weinert, Officer-in-charge, UNOG Library


Speakers:

  • Gita Sen, Member of the Executive Committee of the Development Alternatives with Women for New Era, and Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Valeria Esquivel, Research Coordinator on Gender and Development, UNRISD
  • Roberto Bissio, Executive Director, Instituto del Tercer Mundo, Montevideo, Uruguay, and Coordinator of Social Watch

 

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