This publication by the SDG Fund and Thomson Reuters examines the ways in which gender must be integrated into all 17 of the SDG Goals. Goal 5 on gender equality is not only a goal in itself but also a precondition for the achievement of all 17 SDG Goals. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, along with other scholars and practitioners around the world, examines gender discrimination in the law in a chapter named: “When Law is Complicit in Gender Bias.”
Twenty-two years ago Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty changed the national conversation on race, gender and reproductive justice. Two decades later, it remains more critical than ever before–a rallying cry around the world, for education, awareness, and action. Its vision for reproductive justice for all women engages in the global conversations on Female Genital Mutilation, virginity testing, forced pregnancy, forced sterilization and asks questions on how women’s ability to control their bodies is constantly challenged by politics, economics, race, cultural traditions, and injustice.
A whole generation of feminist scholars and practitioners are trained on Dorothy Robert’s groundbreaking scholarship. In marking International Women’s Day, we speak to her about the way she continues to exert an influence on the study of law, gender, and its intersections.
A Q&A with Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs
The Women Leaders: Power, Together session will be a roundtable of extraordinary women leaders (current and former female Heads of State/Government and other special guests) addressing the most complex challenges of our times. It will be held in cooperation with the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) on a yearly basis at the WLGF. The inaugural event will be held at the Höfði House, a historically significant building where the Cold War came to an end with a momentous summit between American President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986. In 2018, in a moment where the global focus is once again on fractures, chaos and violence, women leaders will gather at this historic site to accelerate progress toward peaceful societies.
In honor of Gender Equality Day, Penn Law celebrates Sophie L’Hélias LLM ’87, founder of the Gender Diversity Exchange℠ (GDE). In the story below, she digs deep into her intimate narrative and the powerful forces, both personal and political, that led her to create this groundbreaking index described by L’Hélias as “a search engine for positive impact, that draws upon my experience as an investor, lawyer and board director.”