Tuesday, 22 January 2013
UN North Lawn Building (CR 5)
1.15 – 2.30 pm
Dr. Alison L. Boden, Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University, talked about The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights. In the Middle East and North Africa the extraordinary political events since February 2011 have on the one hand opened new opportunities, but on the other hand also created new threats to women’s human rights and their participation in political process.
The event was a part of a lecture series on Women, Peace and Security organized by the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations in New York in close partnership with the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD) at Princeton University, and the PeaceWomen Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. The series seeks to support implementation efforts and awareness-raising of the WPS agenda through a series of panel discussions in New York followed by lectures at Princeton University.