Dean Penelope Andrews: From Capetown to Kabul
Feb 3, 2014, 12:30pm-2:30pm
The author examines and compares gender inequality in societies undergoing political, economic and legal transformation, and looks at two countries – South Africa and Afghanistan – in particular. These two societies serve as counterpoints through which the book engages, in a nuanced and novel way, with the many broader issues that flow from the attempts in newly democratic societies to give effect to the promise of gender equality.
Developing the idea of "conditional interdependence", the book suggests a new approach based on the communitarian values that underpin newly democratic societies and would allow women’s rights to gain momentum and reap greater benefits.
|Location:||2027 Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Sponsor:||Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Posted by:||Professor Sonia Lawrence|