Protecting All Women's Rights in the Developing World


Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law

This special session will focus on the rising challenges against the recognition and full protection of women's rights in the developing world, especially in Latin America and authoritarian rule in besieged Islamic countries such as Afghanistan and Iran.  We will focus on the eroding recognition of women's rights to equal citizenship and non-discrimination, including access to the rights to education, the right to work and just and fair conditions of work, social security and social protection, religious freedom, freedom of movement, the right to a nationality and rights to political participation, the right to own property, and equality before the law.

Presented by Notre Dame Law School and co-sponsored by the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights.



Margarette May Macaulay, Former Judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Tahmina Sobat, Phd candidate, University of Minnesota, formerly with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

Roqia Samim, Senior Research Associate, Notre Dame Human Rights LLM Program, formerly with the UN Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)



Stephanie Barclay, Notre Dame Religious Liberty Initiative

Christine Venter, Notre Dame Law School


Closing Remarks:

Jennifer Mason McAward, Director, Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights



Diane Desierto, Faculty Director, Notre Dame Human Rights LLM Program

The Dignity and Development Forum

Immediately following this event, join the Keough School for the opening of our 2023 Dignity and Development forum in McKenna Hall. Full schedule and registration information at

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