Intersectionality and CEDAW: Trends and Challenges on Discrimination Against Women in International Human Rights Law


Date: 6th September 2023

Time: 4-6pm

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The panel of four highly esteemed international human rights law professionals come together at this event to discuss the current challenges on the issue of discrimination against women within the framework of international human rights law. Each panellist will take a profound look at the concept of intersectionality from the perspective of her field of expertise.
The in-depth conversation will be followed by a Q&A session. The discussion will look at various aspects of intersectionality – from the Vienna Tribunal to the freedom of belief and religion. Also, the use of intersectionality by the CEDAW Committee and the Committee on the Rights of the Child in relation to economically disadvantaged girls and women will be discussed, focusing on the need to increase the Committees’ effectiveness to reduce income and wealth inequalities.

The event is hosted at Kellogg College, University of Oxford and will be moderated by Anna Arutshyan, director of the Women’s Solidarity Fund.


Alda Facio

Costa Rican feminist jurist; Former Member of UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls; Founder of Women’s Human Rights Institute


Dr. Amanda Dale

Feminist Activist; Faculty, Women’s Human Rights Institute; Research Fellow, Human Rights Research, Education Centre, University of Ottawa


Prof Emerita Geraldine Van Bueren KC

Professor Emerita Queen Mary University of London; Member of Doughty Street Chambers; Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford


Prof Nazila Ghanea

Professor in International Human Rights Law; Fellow at Kellogg College; UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief



Anna Arutshyan

Director, Women’s Solidarity Fund