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Why the triple talaq must stop: Interrogating a slice of contemporary history in India

Professor Syed Tanveer Nasreen, University of Burdwan
26 April 2018 (All day)

In this lecture, Prof Nasreen will present the background and discuss the implications of this judgment. The lecture is based on her personal encounters with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). She will also review the different phases of the movement, and roles of different actors, political and religious, in raising patriarchal obstacles to the process to empower Muslim women in India. Prof Nasreen will show that triple talaq has become an acid test for Indian democracy that aims to offer all women rights equal to that enjoyed by men.

The baby out with the bathwater… disavowal and disappearance of motherhood in 20th and 21st century academic feminism

Professor Andrea O’Reilly, York University
29 November 2017 - 6:30pm

In this public talk Andrea O’Reilly will introduce Motherhood Studies providing an overview of the development of scholarship on motherhood

Prosecute; don't perpetrate

Susan Hutchinson; Gai Brodtmann; Geoffrey Skillen; Nikki Marczak
23 November 2017 - 6:00pm

Ending impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict

Sport, masculinity, and neoliberalism: Cameroonian footballers, Fijian rugby players, and Senegalese wrestlers

Professor Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam
26 October 2017 - 3:00pm

In Cameroon, Fiji, and Senegal, athletic hopefuls prospectively embody new gendered subjectivities in hope of marketing their athletic talent

The SDGs & gender equality: from global to the Pacific

Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, UN Women; Miwa Kato, Regional Representative, UN Women Asia and the Pacific; and Aleta Miller, Representative, UN Women
10 October 2017 - 5:30pm

In a free Canberra public lecture, Virginia Haussegger, Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, will facilitate a conversation with UN Women leaders about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and progress underway towards achieving SDG 5 – gender equality and women’s empowerment – by 2030.

Books that changed humanity | A vindication of the rights of woman

Associate Professor Karen Green, University of Melbourne
6 October 2017 - 5:30pm

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. Join us as Associate Professor Karen Green (University of Melbourne) introduces and discusses Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking 1792 work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Cast out: women and the politics of impiety

Prof Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University
5 September 2017 - 4:30pm
The focus of this paper is women’s expulsion from religious community. Professor Sunder Rajan takes for her examination three literary texts, twentieth-century works of (quasi-historical) fiction written in southern India: A.

Sexual assault and harassment on University campuses: Changing the course

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
5 September 2017 - 12:30pm

Gillian Triggs, who was until recently the President of the Commission, will be talking about the resulting ‘Change the Course’ report which was published on 1 August 2017.

Sustainable futures and the importance of gender

Janelle Weissma (UN Women National Committee Australia); Professor Margaret Alston (Monash University); Dr Yolande Strengers (RMIT); : Associate Professor Jo Lindsay (Monash University)
17 August 2017 - 12:00pm

This panel of experts examines the importance of gender, globally, nationally and locally, as we develop social and political structures to achieve long term sustainability. The panellists interrogate the critical role of gender interventions as personal, communal and global.

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