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Armed Conflict, Gender and the Rights of Nature

Organisation The Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights
Date 30th March 2023 04:00 PM (GMT)

What are the rights of nature? What does it mean to recognize nature as a victim of conflict? How does international law protect the environment in times of armed conflict and how does gender come into play?

Dr. Keina Yoshida is an international lawyer, and a barrister in England, Wales, and Ireland. Dr. Yoshida is currently a legal adviser at the Centre for Reproductive Rights, an associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Yoshida is co-editor of Feminist Conversations on Peace (Bristol University Press, 2022) and co-author of How Many More Women?: Exposing How the Law Silences Women (Allen & Unwin 2022, Octopus 2023). Dr. Yoshida has published work in International Affairs, European Human Rights Law Review, Human Rights Quarterly and sits on the board of a legal journal.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Office of the Provost; Office of the Dean of Faculty; Office for Faculty Development; CLA Dean’s Office; School for Global Inclusion and Social Development; Honors College; Latino Studies Program; Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; History Department; Political Science Department; Sociology Department; Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Human Rights Minor.

This event is part of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights’ Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace and Planet project. Support for the project comes from the Compton Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is based at the University of Massachusetts Boston, which provides core organizational support.

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