FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2011
Webster University Hosts Human Rights Conference
Focus on Women's Rights as Human Rights
Education, security and economics, as they pertain to women, is the focus of the 2011 Human Rights Conference being held at Webster University March 31–April 1, 2011 in the Emerson Library, 101 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, Mo.
Attendees will explore and discuss some of the world's important women's rights issues with leading human rights experts.
The "Women's Rights as Human Rights" conference links international human rights to local human rights work. The conference is organized around three of the principal challenges facing women seeking to realize their internationally recognized human rights: access to education; physical security; and economic hardship. The opening and the keynote address, by E. Desmond Lee Professor of Global Awareness Dr. Janaki Rajan, will be webcast globally and Webster students around the world can chat live with each other and submit questions. The conference brings together students, faculty, staff, and members from the local and global community for solutions-based sessions to demonstrate that everyone can play a role in protecting and promoting human rights, even in their own backyard.
The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred, but not required. Both the opening and keynote address will be webcast at webster.edu/theglobalforum. The conference is free, and coffee and other refreshments will be provided both days. Lunch is not included on Thursday.
Free parking is available at the Garden Park Plaza garage, 534 Garden Ave.
To find out more about the conference or to register, go to: