Lawyers to discuss protecting women's human rights in former Soviet bloc (Released: 4/8/96)
by Luis Mocete, Office of University Communications.
HARTFORD, Conn. --Nearly 70 international lawyers from the former Soviet Union, central Europe and North America will gather at the University of Connecticut s School of Law to discuss strategies on how to protect women s human rights in the former Soviet bloc nations. The two- day workshop on the Status of Women in New Market Economies will be held April 14 and 15.
The workshops will focus on the relationship between human rights, gender and market economies, said Joel Paul, a professor of law and the director of the International Legal Programs. The participants will explore the social context and legal strategies needed to protect women s human rights in these transitional market economies.
These workshops offer an opportunity for lawyers from Central Europe and the former Soviet Union to discuss their concerns and learn from the experiences of North Americans, added Paul, who organized the workshop.
One of those women who will share her experiences concerning human rights issues for women will be Anita Hill, a professor of law at the University of Oklahoma. Hill will participate in a workshop entitled Women in the Workplace, which will provide strategies for organizing and empowering women, handling job discrimination and sexual harassment and exercising economic power.
The all-day sessions will be held at the Law School's new library at 65 Elizabeth St. in Hartford.
The schedule of workshops is as follows: