international women's day 2011

Please join us for our International Women’s Day lecture, presented by Dr Irene Khan (Edinburgh)

Posted on: 10 February 2011

Dr Khan, international human rights expert and former Secretary General of Amnesty International, will speak on “Gender equality and women’s empowerment: the Unfinished Revolution”.

The public lecture will be chaired by journalist and broadcaster, Sheena McDonald.

The event will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 8 March at Assembly Hall, New College. Doors open at 5.30pm.

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Dr Irene Khan is an internationally known expert and activist on human rights and gender issues.

From 2001 – 2009 she was Secretary General of Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organisation.

During her tenure she expanded Amnesty’s mission and operations globally, focusing on the human rights of women and girls.

Dr Khan sits on the board of a number of international organisations, where she is a strong advocate of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

She is the recipient of several awards and honorary degrees, including a doctorate from the University in 2009.

International Women’s Day lectures

Our annual lecture series celebrates International Women’s Day with inspiring women speakers of international reputation.

This event is the second in our series. The inaugural speaker was Harriet Lamb CBE, Director of the Fairtrade Foundation. You can watch a video of this lecture on the University’s youtube channel

International Women’s Day Lecture: Irene Khan Tuesday 8 March 2011, 6pm – 7.15pm Assembly Hall, New College. 1 Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LU.

This event may be photographed or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University-approved third parties.

For more information on this event, including any access enquiries, please contact our Equality and Diversity team.


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