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November 11, 2010 | Human Rights, religion, eNews 27, 2010 Events
Challenges of Change: Religion, Secularism & Rights Panel 1: Chaired by Frances Kissling, Speakers Thoraya Obaid and Yakin Ertürk When a society is structured only according to shared values, the result is social continuity and a culture of domination by one group over another, said Yakin Ertürk, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. When values are in competition – as between parents and children, citizens and the state, men and women, and the state versus the international community – they create openings for change and a culture of protest. "The human rights framework provides tools for the women's movement that we have not fully utilized," she said.
November 11, 2010 | Human Rights, religion, eNews 27, 2010 Events
Challenges of Change: Religion, Secularism & Rights Panel 3: Chaired by Regan Ralph, Speakers Jacqueline Pitanguy, Asma Khader, and Eleanor Smeal Fighting for women’s human rights is fighting to save the planet and humanity itself, said Eleanor Smeal, founder and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former president of the National Organization for Women. Moneyed interests are the real opposition to women’s rights, “because if you give full rights to half the population you have to pay them better.”
November 11, 2010 | Human Rights, religion, eNews 27, 2010 Events
Challenges of Change: Religion, Secularism & Rights Panel 4: Chaired by Carolyn Long, Speakers Pregs Govender (video), Marian Wright Edelman, and Mahnaz Afkhami
November 11, 2010 | eNews 27, 2010 Events
Challenges of Change: Religion, Secularism & Rights Panel 1: Chaired by Frances Kissling, Speakers Thoraya Obaid and Yakin Ertürk When a society is structured only according to shared values, the result is social continuity and a culture of domination by one group over another, said Yakin Ertürk, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. When values are in competition – as between parents and children, citizens and the state, men and women, and the state versus the international community – they create openings for change and a culture of protest. "The human rights framework provides tools for the women's movement that we have not fully utilized," she said.
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