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Women’s Rights in Israel, with Frances Raday

April 25, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Women’s Rights in Israel, with Frances Raday
Sunday April 25, 12:00 pm
The Zoom password is the same as usual for our events. If you don’t have it, please email shira@bethjacobsynagogue.ca.
Join us on for a special presentation on the current state of women’s rights in Israel, with the extraordinary Frances Raday, cousin of our member Dina Honig.
Frances Raday is Director of the Concord Center for International Human Rights Law at the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN), Israel. Her career combines academic research and teaching with human rights activism. She has acted from 2000 to 2018 as a UN independent human rights expert and subsequently as a Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Council. She has litigated cutting-edge human rights cases, including on issues of women’s right to equality in political, economic, and religious contexts; migrant workers’ rights; and human rights education. She has submitted expert opinions to courts in the UK and Brazil regarding the right to abortion, and, in the US, regarding inventor’s patent rights. Raday is Professor Emerita, Hebrew University, Lieberman Chair for Labour Law; Honorary Professor, University College London; and Doctor Honoris, University of Copenhagen. She is the author of numerous books and articles, in the academic and the popular press, on international human rights law; labour law; religion and human rights; and feminist legal theory.