2011 Human Rights Conference: Women's Rights as Human Rights
March 31 and April 1, 2011
The Women's Rights conference (March 31 and April 1, 2011) linked international human rights to local human rights work. The conference was organized around three of the principal challenges facing women seeking to realize their internationally recognized human rights: access to education, physical security, and economic hardship. The keynote address, given by E. Desmond Lee Professor of Global Awareness Dr. Janaki Rajan, was webcast globally. The conference brought together students, faculty, staff, and members from the local and global community for solutions based sessions to demonstrate that everyone can play a role in protecting and promoting human rights. Over 175 people attended locally and more than 75 participated internationally via the globalwebcast. The global webcast was made possible by Dr. Roy Tamashiro, Ph.D., the Global Forum, and the interactive media staff in the Office of Marketing.