Join Equality Now and experts from around the Americas for a discussion of the recommendations from Equality Now’s new report, "Failure to Protect: How Discriminatory Sexual Violence Laws and Practices are Hurting Women, Girls, and Adolescents in the Americas,"which analyzes the gaps and loopholes in sexual violence laws in 43 jurisdictions in 35 independent countries, highlighting how discrimination and violence against women are rooted in the very structures of society, and are maintained and reinforced in laws and practices in violation of regional and international law. In particular, this wonderful and diverse group of experts will examine two particular legal roadblocks: estupro and force-based rape definitions, why they are problematic, how they prevent sexual violence victims from acessing justice, and why changes to the law need to happen immediately.
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Language interpretation in English and Spanish will be provided.
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Rosa Celorio, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy (Moderator)
Margaret Macaulay, Commissioner at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Alejandra Mora Mora, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Women.
Barbara Jimenez, Director for the Americas, Equality Now
Romina Biholar, Lecturer, Gender and Human Rights, University of West Indies Faculty of Law