Session 209: CL7 -> OPEN FORUM: Globalization, Gendered Justice and Public Policy in the 21st Century (Sponsored by the Division on Women and Crime)
Time: 2:40PM to 4:10 PM on Thursday, November 8
Place: Bonn
Session Chair: Nancy A. Wonders, Northern Arizona University
This Open Forum focuses on the contradictory implications of globalization for women. Women in many nations have gained ground because of poltical-econimc changes, grassroots women's movements, women's NGOs, and United Nations conferences and treaties. In particular, laws surrounding state responses to violence against women represent important advancements in the extension of formal rights. In addition, the diminution of discrimination in education and employment opened opportunities for women to work for economic gain and to advance women's interests. However, the domination of liberal democratic and capatalistic models have also made women increasingly vulnerable to harm due to the vagaries of the market and the state. The extension of formal rights and increased market dependency have reduced the role of the state in alleviating social conditions and undermined women's productive and reproductive work. Further, globalization has encouraged new forms of legal social control, most evident in the criminalization and increased imprisonment of vulnerable, and, therefore, "dangerous" populations. This Open Forum explores these issues. Three broad themes will be addressed through brief prepared remarks designed to facilitate discussion: 1) the impact of globalization on women, 2) sovereighnty, women, and refugees, 3) strategies to advance women's human rights, including through activism and public policy. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.
Globalization and Gendered Justice
by: Nancy A. Wonders, Northern Arizona University (Corresponding)
Redrawing Sovereignty: Women, Refugees and the State
by: Sharon Pickering, Charles Sturt University (Corresponding)
The Challenges of the 21st Century: Advancing Women's Human Rights Through Activism and Public Policy
by: Mona J.E. Danner, Old Dominion University (Corresponding)

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