"Violence Against Women Around the World: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions" by Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom, University of Chicago Law School

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt.   Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based violence, including domestic violence and violence in prisons, for decades.  What are the challenges and successes that remain?  Professor Manjoo is an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme.  As part of her work, Professor Manjoo conducts official missions to countries to investigate and issues recommendations to countries in an effort to address violence against women.   Since her mandate began in 2009, she has conducted missions to India, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Jordan, Zambia, the United States of America, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Algeria, and Italy.

Open to the public, but seats are limited. Reception to follow.

Martha C. Nussbaum