Empowering the Disadvantaged: Bonded Labor, Women, and the Role of Human Rights
We are pleased to announce that the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights will be given by Dr. Asma Jahangir on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4:30p.m. at the Yale Law School.
Asma Jahangir is Pakistan’s leading human rights lawyer, well known for her courageous legal advocacy on behalf of women, children, religious minorities, and poor and disenfranchised communities. She is the founder of Pakistan’s first legal aid centre, and was the first woman elected President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. She has served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, and has been recognized with numerous international human rights prizes including the Prize for Freedom and the Ramon Magsaysay Award. Lecture will be followed by a reception.
On Tuesday, September 13, 12-1:30 p.m. a roundtable discussion with Asma Jahangir will take place in the Sterling Law Building, Faculty Lounge. Muneer Ahmad (Yale Law School, Clinical Professor of Law), Inderpal Grewal (Yale University, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Ethnicity, Race and Migration Studies), and Zareena Grewal (Yale University, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies), will participate, along with Sara Abraham (Lahore University, Assistant Professor), Asli Bali (UCLA, Professor of Law), and Anil Kalhan (Drexel University, Professor of Law). This roundtable is co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies Council. Please RSVP to http://rsvp.law.yale.edu