UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

On 18 November, OxHRH held a panel event for the recently released UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 Report ‘Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’. For the first time, OxHRH broadcast the panel live on Twitter, using the Periscope App. If you missed the event or the broadcast, watch the recording here!

The panel included:

  • Justice Kate O’Regan (former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa)
  • Shahrashoub Razavi (Chief, Data and Research Section, UN Women)
  • Professor Sandra Fredman (Director of the OxHRH)
  • Professor Catherine Redgwell (Oxford University)

UN Women’s flagship report, ‘shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a ‘man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart.’ The report draws together insights from humans rights, equality law and economics to provide crucial recommendations, such as investing in gender-responsive social, to ensure that the ‘economy works for women, for the benefit of all.’

A full copy of the report can be found here. The report draws significantly on a background paper prepared by Professor Sandra Fredman and Associate Professor Beth Goldblatt, with the assistance of Meghan Campbell.

On July 15, UNSRID, OHCHR and UN Women convened a workshop on Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy. The first panel included presentations by Fredman, Farida Shaheed (Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights), Nicole Ameline (CEDAW Committee) and Lucinda O’Hanion (OHCHR). A recording of this panel can be found here.

This event was co-hosted with the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme.