Media advisory: 'The struggle for human rights: A personal story'


Violence against women is a pervasive crime that is often hidden from the eyes of the law. One woman, Radhika Coomaraswamy, has worked tirelessly in different parts of the world to demand that criminal justice systems acknowledge the hidden plight of women.

This Tuesday, the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Faculty of Law will welcome Radhika Coomaraswamy to share stories of her struggle to bring to light episodes of violence against women, and to tell how she has forced governments to take action against the abuse, enslavement and marginalization of women.

  • When: 5:30 pm, Tuesday, November 8
  • Where: Moot Court, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 Peel St.
  • What: "The Struggle for Human Rights: A Personal Story"
  • Contact: Micheline Senia (Faculty of Law), 514-398-4400 ext. 094258

Radhika Coomaraswamy has earned degrees from Yale, Columbia and Harvard, and was deployed for nine years as an independent expert on violence against women for the United Nations. She has identified and held up to scrutiny three contexts in which women are routinely victims of violence: the family, the community, the state.

Come learn more from this brave and influential woman.