Events and Activities


Some of our upcoming free events and activities open to all.

Unless indicated otherwise there is no need to register for any of our events. All of our events are free.

Centre for Feminist Events Summer Term Programme, 2017
(with more to come!)

Professor Rashida Manjoo: Challenging silences and the resistance to addressing a normative gap in international human rights law

6th June 2017 14.00-16.00, Professor Stuart Hall Building, PSH LGO1
Since its establishment in 1994, the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women (UNSRVAW) has studied the forms, prevalence, causes and consequences of violence against women; it has analyzed legal and institutional developments in the protection of women against violence as well as the remaining challenges; and has provided key recommendations to Governments and to the international community to overcome such challenges. Although, progress has been achieved in advancing women and girl’s human rights at the national, regional and international level, there are gaps and challenges that have not been adequately addressed, including in respect of violence against women. One of the challenges identified by the speaker (the former UNSRVAW) has been the normative gap under international human rights law i.e. the lack of a specific legally binding instrument to hold both State and non-state actors accountable for this pervasive violation, as a human rights violation in and of itself. The lecture will address the gap, as well as the resistance to acknowledging and addressing the gap.

Professor Rashida Manjoo is currently a Professor in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is the co-convener of the Human Rights Program in the Law faculty where she teaches, supervises and advises students. She is also the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women.
This public lecture is supported by the Centre for Feminist Research, Feminist Review, Transitional Justice Network, International Research Group Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Unit for Global Justice and the Gender of Justice Project.

Centre for Feminist Events Spring Term Programme, 2017
(with more to come!)

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 6pm, in the Media Research Building Screen 1
Rewind Fast Forward: Black, Queer & Proud: Sandi Hughes' History of the Liverpool Scene (1975-2005)

Sandi Hughes' extraordinary life - as a child raised in foster care, as a mother who fought a homophobic custody battle, and as an artist, feminist and DJ - is explored in the screening of three short films created from her archive – one by Sandi herself, and two more by artists Evan Ifekoya and Hayley Reid. A Q&A with the artists and hosted by BFI Flare film programmer Jay Bernard will follow the screening.

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