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Gender and Transformative Equality: New Horizons

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Professor Sandra Fredman proposes a transformative understanding of gender equality, requiring attention be paid simultaneously to four dimensions of equality: redressing disadvantage (the distributive dimension); addressing stigma, stereotyping, prejudice and violence (the recognition dimension); facilitating voice and participation (the participative dimension); and accommodating difference and achieving structural change (the transformative dimension).

Sandra Fredman is Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA at the University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and became a Queen’s Council (honoris causa) in 2012. In 2012, she founded the Oxford Human Rights Hub, of which she is the director. She has published widely and has numerous peer reviewed publications in the fields of gender equality, labour law, and human rights.

Her books include Comparative Human Rights (OUP, 2018 forthcoming); Human Rights Transformed (OUP 2008); Discrimination Law (OUP, 2nd ed 2011); Women and the Law (OUP, 1997); The State as Employer (Mansell, 1988) with Gillian Morris, and Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Great Britain (2nd ed, Kluwer, 1992) with Bob Hepple. She edited Age as an Equality Issue (Hart, 2003) with Sarah Spencer, and Discrimination and Human Rights: the Case of Racism (OUP, 2001). She has been an expert advisor on equality for a variety of governments and organizations, including the UK, Northern Ireland, Canada, the ILO, UN Women, the World Bank, the EU Commission and the UN Working Group on non-discrimination against women in social and economic life. She holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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240 Law Building


Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

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