Public lecture

Sex, gender, and women’s legal history

Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, University of Reading
14 November 2018 - 1:00pm

We live in an era when the meanings of the words ‘sex’, ‘gender’, and even ‘woman’ are increasingly contested. This presents problems not only for those trying to work with the categories of law but also for simple comprehension, let alone finding common ground.

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Dr Fiona Jenkins, School of Philosophy, ANU
2 November 2018 - 5:30pm

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC), based at the Australian National University.

Countering violent extremism and national plans for women, peace and security

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
1 November 2018 - 6:00pm

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network, spearheading the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership with member organisations active in preventing violent extremism by promoting peace, rights and pluralism

The suffering of female victims and the criminalisation of gendered family and domestic violence in the Northern Territory

Dr Sarah Holcombe, Senior Fellow, University of Queensland, and Visiting Fellow at ANU
11 October 2018 - 5:30pm

The criminalisation of gender violence, though enormously important in validating women’s rights as human rights, has had particular and unintended effects in Aboriginal communities.

Connecting gender equality and reducing poverty

Dr Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Group
9 October 2018 - 12:00pm

Dr Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Group, is recognized internationally as an expert on gender and development.

Annual Alice Tay Lecture: Professor Rosalind Croucher on 'Rights-Mindedness'

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
25 September 2018 - 6:00pm

Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission will present on ‘Rights-mindedness’ — making human rights real in public service and community understanding 70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Faith Bandler Lecture: delivered by Geoffrey Robertson AO QC

Geoffrey Robertson AO QC
20 September 2018 - 6:00pm

The Australian National University is proud to present the Faith Bandler Lecture where Geoffrey Robertson will discuss the advancement of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Postnatal care in Nigeria: Does it really matter where women live?

Dr Dorothy Ononokpono
20 September 2018 - 12:30pm

Although postnatal care is one of the major interventions recommended for the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths worldwide, most women in Nigeria do not receive postnatal care.


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