The British Council, Social development and gender

International seminars

International Seminar no.97063:

Women, human rights, culture and tradition

7-13 December 1997
London, UK

Topics to be covered will include:

The seminar aims to:

There will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and group work. The seminar will be participatory and offer opportunity for collaborative cross-cultural working. Participants will be encouraged to bring case studies wit them.

Seminar Director

Georgina Ashworth (MA),
As Director of CHANGE since 1979, pioneered the question of whether women were being enabled to enjoy and exercise their human rights. Her numerous books and articles include Gender and Governance: an agenda for change, (UNDP 1996), Changing the Discourse: women and human rights (CHANGE 1993), and A Diplomacy of the Oppressed: directions in international feminism (Zed Books 1995). She is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, Centre for international Studies, and also conducts numerous action-oriented courses in countries all over the world for international and local agencies.

It is expected that contributors will include:


The seminar will be of interest to those committed to working for the advancement of women, who are at middle and senior policy-making levels in a range of settings including women's and human rights organizations, legal practices and universities.


There are places for twenty-five participants.

Fee: £1,350

The fee includes

This is a residential seminar. We are unable to accept non-resident participants and regret that requests for reductions or refunds cannot be accepted.

Seminar dates

The seminar will commence with an opening dinner on Sunday, 7 December and will finish after breakfast on Saturday, 13 December 1997.


As the number of places is limited, early application is advised.

Expressions of interest may be notified by telephone, fax or e-mail to International Seminars in Oxford, but must be followed up with a completed application form to be assured of consideration.

For further information, please see the British Council International Seminars' Web Site at:







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