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Spring Speaker: Professor Erika George

May 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Empowerment Rights and the Status of Women: Global Standards and Local Strategies to Promote Equality 

Professor Erika George will discuss developments in international human rights law, in particular the origins and evolution of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. She will identify the continued barriers to women’s equality, including gender based violence and domestic legal efforts to elevate the status of women in comparative contexts, particularly in the areas of access to education and economic and political participation in different societies.

Professor George is a professor of law and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice at the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. She has testified before international human rights treaty bodies and foreign governments and she has briefed the international media on international human rights law, racial discrimination, and gender violence. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to women’s rights, human rights, and the rights and experiences of racial minorities.

This will be a dynamic opportunity to increase awareness and network around these topics and how the apply to women in Utah. The event is open to all and we encourage members to invite guests.

Please RSVP to wgc@utahcf.org.

Thank you to members Kim Paulding and Bonnie Hooper for personally supporting this event. We also wish to express our appreciation to the Utah Bar Foundation for hosting the event in their amazing space.

Thank you to Snell & Wilmer for generously sponsoring this event, demonstrating their commitment to women’s rights in our community.

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May 8, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


WGC Coordinator, Emily


Utah Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, 84111
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