The Gender Justice Workshop provides an experiential learning opportunity for students to engage with contemporary issues in gender equality and woman's right's law by conducting research and systemic change projects. Students will be exposed to a diversity of domestic and international gender and women's rights issues. Possible topic areas include educational equality, economic discrimination and abuse, access to healthcare, reproductive rights, gender-based violence, including sexual assault, sex trafficking, and violence in the context of migration. The practicum will combine discussion of the literature with systemic change and research projects to give students the opportunity to engage with law and policy on gender equality and women's rights and reflect on that interaction within the context of the practicum.
Collaborators of the practicum may include members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Girls, and other international and non-governmental organizations. The primary modality of the practicum will consist of an online seminar as well as regular supervisory meetings with the practicum instructor within assigned teams. Interested students should contact Professor Negar Katirai at firstname.lastname@example.org.