Gender, Law and Social Change


Chancellor Day Hall Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralisms invites you to a panel discussion, during which O’Brien fellows Fatemeh Sadeghi Givi, Marianne Bevan and Sharanjeet Parmar will debate how despite its short-comings, the law continues to play a pivotal role in realising gender justice in processes of social transformation.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Payam Akhavan.

  • Marianne Bevan has a background in international development, focused on gender, peace and security. She earned a Master of Development Studies from Victoria University and conducted research in Timor- Leste on gender and United Nations police reform.
  • Sharanjeet Parmar is a recognised expert on transitional justice, anticorruption, conflict- related sexual violence and rule of law. She holds a Master of Laws with distinction in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law, and an LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School.
  • Fatemeh Sadeghi is a researcher and lecturer of political science and gender studies in Iran. She is a specialist in political thought, gender studies, Islamic political thoughts, and Iranian politics. She obtained her PhD in Political Thought in 2004 from Tarbiat Modarres University in Tehran.