Please join the Women and International Law Program and the International Legal Studies Program at American University Washington College of Law for: PROMOTING WOMEN’S HEALTH THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS with DR. REBECCA COOK Chair, International Human Rights Law, Co-Director, International Programme on Reproductive Health Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2005 4:00-5:30pm, Room 603 Reception to Follow American University Washington College of Law 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register online at: www.wcl.american.edu/secle and click on Event Registration. Leave event charge field at $0 PROMOTING WOMEN’S HEALTH THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS Health disparities are growing among women within and among countries. Professor Cook will explore the challenge of the fair allocation of scarce public health care resources by focusing on services for women and girls. She will discuss different ways of thinking about fairness in health care reform, the role of courts in promoting fairness, the use of affirmative action measures to address health disparities among women and girls, and the constitutional and human rights legal obligations of states to remedy these pressing inequalities. DR. REBECCA COOK BIOGRAPHY Professor Rebecca Cook is Professor and Faculty Chair in International Human Rights, and Co- Director of the International Programme on Reproductive and Sexual Health Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She also holds positions in the Faculty of Medicine and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. She has published widely in the area of international human rights, the law relating to women’s health and feminist ethics, and is the recipient of the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Women's Health by the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. April Fehling Program Coordinator Women and International Law Program Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law American University Washington College of Law 4801 Massachusetts Ave ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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