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Gender and Human Rights

This working group addresses the concept(s) of gender in order to theorize gender in relation to human rights.  It is a forum for research that can build both theory and practical knowledge, by exploring such questions as:

  • How do the complex concepts of 'gender' and 'women' interact with each other in theorizing human rights?
  • What constitutes a gender-sensitive approach to human rights?
  • What would be the implications of a gender-sensitive approach to human rights?

Our meetings feature interactive and constructively critical discussion of a pre-circulated article or chapter written by one of the group's members.  We will also invite a guest from outside the University of Toronto once each term, who will offer a private group session and a public round-table discussion.



Karen Knop, Law
Ron Levi, Criminology and Sociology and Political Science
Marieme Lo, Women & Gender Studies and African Studies
Alissa Trotz, Women & Gender Studies and Caribbean Studies and Ontario Institute for the Study of Education


Kiran Banerjee, Political Science
Kimberly Rae Carter, Political Science
Carolina Ruiz-Austria, Law
Ethel Tungohan, Political Science

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