The Human Rights Approach to Social Protection byÂ Magdalena SepĂşlveda and Carly Nyst
Recent ILO recommendation June 14 2012
Thursday April 19, 2012
THEME 1: Current Situation: UN Perspectives
Speaker # 2: Prof Frances Raday (Hebrew University; former member of CEDAW committee; member of HRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice), Israel
Title: CEDAW and the Right to Social Security
Speaker # 4: Dr. Magdalena SepĂşlveda Carmona (Independent Expert on the Question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty), UN
Title: The Fight against extreme poverty in relation to womenâ€™s right to social security
THEME 2: Thinking outside the Box from a Feminist Perspective: a New Right to Social Security?
Speaker # 1: Dr Shahra Razavi (UNRISD)
Speaker # 2: Prof Judy Fudge (University of Victoria, Canada)
Speaker # 3: Prof Hester Lessard (University of Victoria, Canada)
Speaker # 4: Prof Mary Murphy (National University of Ireland)
Thursday April 26, 2012: DAY TWO
THEME 3: International and Regional Experiences: Gender and Social Security
DAY TWO: The scope and boundaries of an effective right to social security: the Experience of the Social Rights Committee of the European Council
Speaker # 1: Prof Maxine Molyneux (University of London)
Speaker # 2: Prof Francie Lund (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
THEME 4: Looking for Feminist Principles in Framing Womenâ€™s Right to Social Security: Different world â€“ Different perspectives?
Speaker # 1: Prof Dianne Otto (University of Melbourne), Australia
Speaker # 2: Mankui Li (Southwest University of Political Science and Law)
Speaker # 3: Priti Darooka (PWESCR)
The Role of Social Security in Realizing Human Rights
Is social security just about providing a minimum level of protection for the most vulnerable, or is it about creating universal systems of quality services that can support society as a whole? This video features differing perspectives on the contested concepts of social security and human rights.
In this video, participants give their perspectives on the barriers preventing the realization of human rights and suggest ways these can be overcome.