Global Transformation towards Gender Equality and Agenda 2030

A conversation about innovative approaches to break the cycle of violence against women


September 17-18, 2018

México City, México

About the Conference

The Network of Scholars on Gender, Sexuality and the Law (ALAS), together with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, have invited activists, practitioners, scholars, and judges interested in gender equality and gender-based violence to participate in the upcoming conference titled, Global Transformation towards Gender Equality and Agenda 2030: A conversation about innovative approaches to break the cycle of violence against women.

The two-day conference will be a global forum for dialogue between individuals from academia, government, the justice sector, and civil society. The conference aims to make a substantive contribution towards the implementation of the gender equality component of the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development; by identifying approaches that can help deliver change. The conference will explore solutions broadly but will pay special attention to the intersection between violence against women and reproduction and maternal health.

The conference is a closed event, and organizers are no longer accepting abstracts. Please note that panelists are responsible for their own travel expenses. The conference will be in English. Papers are welcome, but not required. Papers may be submitted for publication to the Human Rights Brief at American University Washington College of Law.

Conference Agenda

Sunday, September 16, 2018

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

  • Registration

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Opening Dinner

Monday, September 17, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 PM

  • Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Panel 1: Perspectives on Obstetric Violence: Cruel and Inhumane Treatment during Pregnancy and Childbirth 
  • Panel 2: Domestic Violence: Exploring Legal and Social Protections for Victims

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Panel 3: Protecting Reproductive Rights in a Comparative Context
  • Panel 4: Access to Justice for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Violence

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Panel 5: Litigating and Deciding SBGV Cases (I)
  • Panel 6: Policy Innovations on Sexual and Gender-based Violence

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Break

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Panel 7: Litigating and Deciding SBGV Cases (II)
  • Panel 8: Case Studies on SGBV: Research Methodologies and Perspectives from the Field

Tuesday, September 19, 2018

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Panel 9: Global Perspectives on SGBV Policy and Legal Reform

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Panel 10: When Law Misses the Point: Sexual Violence, Sex Work, and Trafficking

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Luncheon Keynote Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Panel 11: Beyond the Law: Technology, Social Movements, and SGBV

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Closing and Next Steps

Conference Organizers 

Supporting Institutions