Episode 121 - Women’s Rights As Human Rights, Part 1
June 05, 2012
Part One of a panel discussion on “Women’s Rights as Human Rights.” On May 4, 2010, the Center for Inquiry – New York City presented this event at All Souls Unitarian Church.
Women’s rights have often been treated as a sub-category of human rights—a mere appendage to larger questions of war, peace, poverty and economic development. In this forum, women’s rights take their proper place at the center of the struggle for human rights and economic justice around the world.
The program was moderated by Susan Jacoby, author of books including Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. At the time this program was held she was program director of the Center for Inquiry – New York City.
On the panel, investigative journalist Michelle Goldberg, author of The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of The World, shows that the emancipation of women has become the key to human rights battles around the globe in the 21st century. Marianne Mollman is advocacy director for the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Her presentation considers the denial of women’s rights as an international problem, not one confined to the Islamic world.