Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Gender & Intl Comparative Law (LAW-676A-001)
Paula Tavares

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (Th)

Enrolled: 15 / Limit: 22

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This course is an introduction to women's rights and LGBTI advocacy in international and comparative settings. Students will explore recent developments and challenges in the integration of the needs and concerns of women and LGBTI people into international organizations, such as the UN, World Bank, or human rights treaty bodies. The course will also highlight the diverse approaches taken by advocates for gender-based equality in countries and regions around the world. Gender cuts across all substantive areas of the law and every aspect of legal systems - from the largest institutions to the most intimate of relations. To narrow the topic down this semester, students will explore in depth how international and domestic law address sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, women's economic empowerment and development, caregiving and other domestic labor, political participation and power, and family life.

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