Advocating Women's Rights in Canada and the World: Reflections on the Past and Directions for the Future

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:30 - 13:30
Centre for Feminist Legal Studies Room 174, University Centre Lower Level 6331 Crescent Road, UBC

The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies presents: Susan Bazilli, 
Director of the International Women’s Rights Project


Abstract: Susan Bazilli will speak on advocating for women’s rights on a global and local level, and will touch upon various issues regarding women’s rights in different areas of Canada.

Speaker Bio: Susan Bazilli,Directorof the International Women’s Rights Project, is a feminist lawyer, researcher, educator, and advocate who has worked globally on issues of women's rights and human rights for the past 30 years in over 30 countries. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B.) and the University of British Columbia (LL.M.), she is the editor of the Putting Women on the Agenda: Women, Law and the Constitution in Southern Africa, and co-editor of Law and Rights:  Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance,with Penelope Andrews. From 1992 - 1997, she was the Legal Director of METRAC, The Metropolitan Committee on Violence Against Women in Toronto, Canada, where she founded OWJNet, the Ontario Women's Justice Network. In 1997, she was the start-up Executive Director of the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence. From 1998 to the present, she has worked with the IWRP in Canada and internationally. Her LLM thesis, Constitute!, is a documentary film on women's constitutional activism.