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This series explores moral issues affecting women's wellbeing around the world.

Women's Lives, Global Contexts College of the Holy Cross

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

This series explores moral issues affecting women's wellbeing around the world.

    • video
    Kelly Askin "Rape as a Weapon of War"

    Kelly Askin "Rape as a Weapon of War"

    Senior legal officer for international justice at the Open Society Justice Initiative, Kelly Askin has spent the last 15 years as a legal consultant for international criminal tribunals and special courts addressing mass atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, East Timor, Cambodia and elsewhere. In this talk, she explains the historical treatment and recent progress in redressing rape as a weapon of war.

    • video
    Dalia Mogahed "Women After the Arab Spring Revolution: Rights and Religion"

    Dalia Mogahed "Women After the Arab Spring Revolution: Rights and Religion"

    Executive director and senior analyst at the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Dalia Mogahed offers Muslims' attitudes on the Arab Spring revolution, what they want from a new government, the role of religion, and women's rights. Mogahed is co-author of "Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think."

    • video
    Panel Discussion: "The Vatican and the Nuns"

    Panel Discussion: "The Vatican and the Nuns"

    This panel discussion explores the issues behind the recent conflict between the Vatican and the leadership community for American sisters. The conversation looks at the contributions of women religious in shaping American Catholic life, the changes they have undergone since Vatican II, and strategies for moving forward. Panelists are Sr. Jane Morrissey, of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Springfield, who is co-founder and executive director of Homework House, Inc. and Sr. Donna Markham, of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, who is vice president of behavioral health services at Catholic Health Partners in Cincinnati and former president of the Leadership Conference of the Women Religious. Virginia Ryan, visiting assistant professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, moderates.

    Rebeca Pabon "Domestic Workers: How a Female-Dominated Labor Sector Organized to Win International Labor Rights"

    Rebeca Pabon "Domestic Workers: How a Female-Dominated Labor Sector Organized to Win International Labor Rights"

    A union organizer for domestic workers in FNV Bondgenoten in the Netherlands, Rebeca Pabon has worked closely with union members to coordinate the campaign for domestic workers' rights in the Netherlands and she serves on the steering committee of the International Domestic Workers Network to campaign for more countries to ratify the International Labour Organization's domestic workers Convention 189.

    • 51 Min.
    Patricia Omidian "Women in Afghanistan, From the Taliban Until Today"

    Patricia Omidian "Women in Afghanistan, From the Taliban Until Today"

    Civilian anthropologist Patricia Omidian, based in Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1997, speaks about the situation in Afghanistan during the Taliban and after.

    • 55 Min.

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