Between Gender and Ethnicity: Women’s Rights and Identity Politics in the Andes

Event Date: December 01, 2011 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540
Event Cost: Free

Sponsored by the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights

Speaker: Jane Jaquette, professor of diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College

In the Andean region, indigenous groups have become an important political force, even participating in rewriting constitutions. On gender issues, indigenous demands raise important issues for feminists, as women's rights are understood within a cultural context of gender complementarity rather than gender equality. Jaquette will discuss the content of these debates and the implications on women's rights.


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