Course on Understanding Women’s Human Rights, LSE, London


LSE Human rights

Intensive two-day course – Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2013   CPD Points TBC

Location – LSE


Venue Details – Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

This unique and original two day course will examine the extent and depth of the international human rights law framework that guarantees the rights of women.

The international human rights community and the mechanisms and procedures that implement human rights standards have examined and devised ways of using human rights law to guarantee the substantive rights of women. Specific women’s human rights norms have been agreed and human rights standards of general application have been developed to ensure that women’s human rights are guaranteed.

The international human rights law framework on women’s rights is an invaluable resource and one that can be applied at all levels, from the international stage to the family unit. The collective wisdom of the international community in looking at the issues of women’s rights has applied and interpreted human rights in this area arguably more creatively than in any other. That community has used international human rights law to assist in overcoming many of the obstacles that women face in the world today. By understanding the international framework, the domestic agenda is significantly assisted in reaching its objectives.

Course components

  • The international human rights law framework for guaranteeing women’s human rights
  • Economic and social rights of women: including poverty, access to education, health and reproductive choices
  • Violence against women: including domestic violence, rape and harmful traditional practices
  • Trafficking, asylum and immigration law
  • Participation of women at local national and international levels

Why take this course?

  • Provides a detailed overview of international human rights law, including how the prohibition of discrimination works at the international law level, and how it affects the everyday lives of women
  • Explains from a human rights perspective how to challenge key issues facing women today
  • Offers access to leading human rights practitioners and academics
  • Addresses substantive issues of women’s rights
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Fees and administration

Standard (Standard individual rate): £750

LSE Alumni, Students or Staff are entitled to a 10% discount on the standard course fee. (contact the Centre Manager for the discount code before completing the online application)

Concessionary (Voluntary sector organisation): £500

Last Booking Date for this Event – 28th May 2013

Book online here 

Further discounts / subsidies

The Centre is able to offer up to five subsidised (half price, £375) places for those would otherwise be unable to attend.

Applications will competitively assessed after the deadline of Noon Thursday 16 May and places will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by Friday 24 May 2013. Successful applicants will be automatically awarded a place, which will be confirmed on payment of the remaining fee.

Please note that there are limited places available on the course. If your application for a subsidised place is not successful you will not be guaranteed a standard or concessionary place on the course.

Download subsidised place application form (word doc).

Discounts may be available for group (3+) bookings from one organisation / company. Contact the Centre Manager, Zoe Gillard, to discuss.

For more information click here

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