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U.N. Special Reporter on Violence Against Women in Residence at University of Virginia

January 4, 2010 — The United Nations special reporter on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, will be in residence at the University of Virginia Jan. 25 through Feb. 16.

Manjoo will be a Distinguished International Fellow and Visiting Professor, hosted by the School of Law. She comes to U.Va. with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs.

Manjoo was appointed special reporter in July 2009 and is serving a three-year term. She is a research associate in the law faculty of the University of Cape Town and is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

Public events include:

  • Lecture, "The UN Special Rapporteur's Mandate to Advance Women's Rights," the SWAG Senior Seminar on Human Rights and Gender, Feb. 4, 12:30-1:45 p.m., MInor Hall room 130.
  • Lecture, "Challenges of Recognizing Muslim Marriage in South Africa," Human Rights Program Lecture, Feb. 8, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Caplin Pavilion, School of Law.
  • Lecture, "Violence Against Women as a Global Rights Issue and the Work of the UN Special Rapporteur," Cauthen, room 112.
  • Seminar, "Developments in Women's Human Rights in South Africa," Center for International Studies Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, Feb. 11, 4-6 p.m., location TBA.
  • Lecture, "The UN and Human Rights Enforcement," Feb. 15, Noon-12:50 p.m., Maury Hall room 209.
— By Jane Kelly

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