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Feminist Legal Studies Queen's Visitor: Yamini Mishra

Friday, March 10, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 202
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Yamini Mishra, United Nations, UNWomen Gender Equality and Gender Budget Specialist, AsiaPacific Region, Delhi, ‘Legal and Practical Dimensions of Implementing Gender Equality through International Human Rights Laws’
Friday, Mar. 10, 2017, 1-2.30 pm, Policy Studies, room 202

As the UNWomen Gender Equality Specialist for the AsiaPacific Region, Yamini Mishra is one of the preeminent gender budget and gender-based analysis experts employed by UNWomen. In her current position, she is responsible for training UN program officers to carry out gender impact analysis of laws, policies, programs, and treaty compliance. She works transnationally and internationally across all policy domains, ranging from education funding and outcomes to reproductive rights, housing, and violence against women, as well as economic development, crisis planning, food security, justice initiatives, and tax policy. Her focus is on how international gender equality work depends on understanding both gender systems and legal systems in the context of rapidly changing development frameworks.

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