Tuesday Seminar Series: Women's Rights in Theory and Practice: Status Politics and Violence against Women in Mexico

Date: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Mala Htun, Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

This project explores the implications of the "rights revolution" for women in Latin America and beyond. Why have women's rights advanced farther in some countries than others, and some issues more than other issues? What have changes in legal rights meant, if anything, for the lives of women from different social groups?

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Mala Htun is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico and Deputy Director of ADVANCE at UNM. She is the author, most recently, of Inclusion Without Representation in Latin America: Gender Quotas and Ethnic Reservations (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and The Logics of Gender Justice: State Action on Women’s Rights around the World (book forthcoming from Cambridge, co-authored with Laurel Weldon).