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Announcement :: Gender : Human Rights : International
Fri, Dec 10, 7:30pm - Women's Rights vs Sovereignty Rights, a False Dichotomy?
08 Dec 2004
Modified: 09:45:54 AM
MIT Social Justice Cooperative invites you to:

Women's Rights vs Sovereignty Rights, a False Dichotomy?

a panel discussion on Human Rights Day

When: Friday, Dec. 10, 7:30pm
Where: 4-231, MIT¢erx=709690¢ery=495520

Panelists include:

Lana Habash, Palestinian human rights and civil rights activist

Marta Rodriguez, activist in the Puerto Rican Independence Movement

Moderated by Aimee Smith
Many active in struggles for human rights find themselves in a dilemma when people as notorious as G. W. Bush claim concern for women's right in Afghanistan. Such claims are obviously part of the pretext for invading that country, but what is the right way to champion women's rights in our own communities and societies everywhere without aiding those forces that devastate so many women's lives from without? Other resistance movements are categorically dismissed by some in the left because of claimed concern for women's rights. Meanwhile, do we who are women living in "western" societies have a realization of our rights here at home when one in four women in the US will be raped in her lifetime and the most common cause of death for pregnant women is murder? Join us as we look for ways to build sincere solidarity for women struggling everywhere.
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