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Apr 16, 2006


Global Advancement of Women: Barriers and Best Practices

The University of Maryland School of Law recently conducted a conference on the "Global Advancement of Women: Barriers and Best Practices" that was highlighted by a keynote speech by Sheila Dauer, PhD, director of the Women's Human Rights Program for Amnesty International USA.

Dauer described violence against women as "the human rights scandal of our time" and said the underlying cause of such violence is discrimination against women.

She outlined three types of violence against women:

* in custody,
* in war,
* in the home-as a "crucial mechanism by which women are forced into subservience
.

She said "one in three women worldwide will be raped, beaten, or attacked this year."


She also noted that cultural differences around the world contribute to the subservience of women and cited a government study in Pakistan that "showed 42 percent of Pakistani women accept violence as part of their fate; only 19 percent challenged it."


Dauer said Amnesty International is working with governments, including the U.S. government, to change laws to protect women while at the same time respect cultural differences.


Dauer's complete keynote speech can be viewed using Real Player by clicking here.

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Posted: Sunday April 16, 2006, 11:43 am
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