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Gender Rights in the Time of Pandemic

Crowd of demonstators, many waving rainbow flags
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This session will consider what it means to organize for gender rights in global contexts in the 21st century during a pandemic. The speakers will feature diverse geographic and disciplinary perspectives, addressing key issues related to gendered power and difference in Africa, South Asia, and among minoritized people in the United States, including the gendered nature of care labor, rights-based activism in the face of rising global authoritarianisms, and the transnational reach of global protest.

This event opens with a reading and conversation with Ocean Vuong on April 8.

Radcliffe gratefully acknowledges the Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Dean’s Leadership Fund for Academic Ventures, which is supporting this event.

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Crowd of demonstators, many waving rainbow flags


  • Nighat Dad, executive director, Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan)
  • Jules Gill-Peterson, associate professor of English and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lyn Ossome, senior research specialist and feminist economics lead, Institute for Economic Justice (South Africa)
  • Moderated by Durba Mitra, assistant professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

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