Conference Announcement — Women, The Charter, and CEDAW in the 21st Century: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

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From Bita Amani and Kathleen Lahey, Co-directors, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s:

Women, The Charter, and CEDAW in the 21st Century: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

March 2-3, 2012
Queen’s University Faculty of Law
Kingston Ontario

This conference is open to anyone interested in equality and women’s issues,
including students, faculty, members of community organizations, workers,
policy analysts, managers and administrators, government employees, and

Please register in advance with Melissa Howlett at
There are no registration fees for students, those on low incomes, or voluntary
workers; those who can afford to contribute toward the food expenses of this
conference are asked to pay a $50 registration fee upon arrival. Information on
conference hotel rates can be obtained from Ms. Howlett.

Details of the program, speakers, and schedule can be found here

The focus of this conference is on identifying and strategizing solutions to
the many challenges women currently face — from financial and economic
discrimination to racism, violence, and lack of social, cultural, political,
and environmental policies that meet women’s needs. Speakers with diverse
backgrounds of engagement in legal and legally-related issues from across
Canada and internationally will address these issues over the course of the two
days of this conference.

Contact information is provided on the above webpage, or contact Bita Amani or
Kathleen Lahey with any questions.

-Bridget Crawford

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