‘Fighting Gender Injustice in a Changing World’ Baroness Shami Chakrabarti

6pm Thursday 10th May Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester
‘Fighting Gender Injustice in a Changing World’ Baroness Shami Chakrabarti

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti

The University of Leicester is delighted to host Baroness Shami Chakrabarti to talk about her new book Of Women, on gender injustice, at a moment when such concerns risk being ‘crowded’ out’ by other pressing issues.

Gender injustice continues to blight first and developing worlds, affecting all of us, rich and poor alike. It is an ancient and continuing wrong that is millennial in duration and global in reach. Baroness Chakrabarti follows in the footsteps of great feminist thinkers such as Mary Wollstonecraft, the Pankhursts, de Beauvoir and Germaine Greer, all of whom have argued that radical action is needed for greater gender justice.

She will lay out the huge challenges we face in creating a more gender equal world for women from all backgrounds, a world in which women and men can do better at sharing power, responsibility and opportunity and where everyone has a chance to fulfil their full potential.  Baroness Chakrabarti outlines what needs fixing and why we must put women's rights at the centre of any progressive global political agenda.

Assistant Professor John Williams for DICE said:

It is a great honour to be hosting Shami Chakrabarti, a woman who is an inspiration to our students and to women and many men around the country and across the world. Her work on civil liberties will be very well known to most people but, in the era of ‘Me too’ and extreme gender pay differentials, this connected avenue of concern is a timely reminder of what still needs to be done in order to achieve gender justice.

Professor Surinder Sharma for DICE said:

DICE exists at the University of Leicester precisely to bring internationally-known speakers, such as Baroness Chakrabarti, to the Leicester public: BAME women who have truly made their mark in the world and who continue to strive for meaningful social change. This presentation and subject is important for everyone in our society, because men from our multi-cultural communities will also benefit, of course, from greater gender justice.

This event will be of interest to all members of the Leicester public, and to our staff and students who care about equality issues and who want to hear a call to arms to effect real change.  This promises to be an exciting and stirring evening, one which offers an opportunity for the Leicester public to become part of the debate and to meet with an international figure of real stature. Please come along.

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