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Media Advisory - Queen's University hosts Feminist Legal Studies Conference

Thursday, March 9, 2017

KINGSTON – Queen’s University Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, Faculty of Law, is hosting its annual International Women’s Day conference. The focus of this year’s conference is Gender-based Analysis and Gender Budgeting for Equality, Inclusion, Development, and Democracy. The conference will examine how examining the gender impact of all laws, policies, and programs can help eradicate gender discrimination in Canada and around the world.

What: Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s is convening this conference on this theme because this is the first year that the federal government will be implementing gender budgeting – in Budget 2017 – and to bring gender equality advocates together with Yamini Mishra, Gender Budget Specialist for Asia-Pacific, UN Women, to support a discussion of how gender equality issues fit into the legal and analytic frameworks set out in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action and now integrated into the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

When: Friday, March 10, 1 pm

Keynote address: Yamini Mishra, Gender Planning and Budgeting Specialist for Asia Pacific, UN Women, and Queen’s University Principal’s Development Fund International Visitor – What does Feminism have to do with Budgets?

The media is welcome to attend other portions of the conference and are asked to contact media relations officer Anne Craig. The conference schedule is available here.

Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, room 202, 138 Union St., Kingston, on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11.

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Contact
Anne Craig
Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877
anne.craig@queensu.ca

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