Center for Global Affairs

Women and Human Rights: International Law and Policy

This course aims to familiarize students with women¿s human rights in an international context. We will look at the existing human rights law regime and feminist critiques of it. We will then consider specific human rights issues affecting women, including domestic violence, prostitution and sex trafficking, surrogacy, reproductive rights, health, and women in war. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying ethical and legal issues involved, international legal efforts to protect women¿s rights, the international and national procedures for insuring their implementation, and methods used by NGOs in advocating for women¿s rights.
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Associated Degrees