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Durham University

Ustinov College

Ustinov Annual Conference 2020

UAC 2020: Global Health and Human Rights Issues: Exploring Contemporary Experiences of Women

Ustinov Annual Conference 2020: Global Health and Human Rights Issues: Exploring Contemporary Experiences of Women

The Ustinov Annual Conference provides an interactive and fun space for dialogue between students, faculty and practitioners to explore questions of global citizenship at the intersection of academic theory and real life practice.

As the Global Fund for Women correctly asserts, ‘Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage.’ Additionally, although it seems a truism that women should have reproductive and health rights regardless of their age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, women continue to fight for these rights in the modern era.

This conference will not only identify women’s global health and human rights issues in contemporary society, but also educate participants about these issues and propose potential solutions in an interactive and engaging format. Additionally, it will emphasize the relevance and pervasiveness of global health and human rights issues and their application in multiple contexts to better explore intersectionality between several different fields, including law, sociology, and health.

The conference will be held online on Saturday 27 June 2020.

UAC Conference Brochure 2020

Resources

Global Health and Human Rights Issues: Exploring Contemporary Experiences of Women

To submit your paper for the Ustinov Annual Conference, email us with your abstract as a word document of no more than 350 words to by 8 May 2020. Please use the Conference Abstract Template document, which is available below.

Please ensure you include:

  • Author(s) name
  • Title
  • Brief biography
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Email contact details