Race Matters Webinar: race and gender within UN mechanisms

Published on August 06, 2020
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The Sexual Rights Initiative and the International Movement Against All

Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) invite you to:

RACE MATTERS: Examining the workings of race and gender in the UN human rights system

This webinar will examine the widespread and yet generally unremarked workings of dominant

ideologies of race and gender in the UN human rights system.

We are interested in examining:

  • how the UN can address its own complicity in systemic racism.
  • the ways in which race is obscured from discussions around gender, including when appropriating concepts that originated in the fight for racial and gender justice by black feminists.
  • measures for challenging and dismantling systemic racism and sexism in the UN and beyond.

13 August 2020 16h-17h30 CEST


Pooja Badarinath, Sexual Rights Initiative 
Dominique Day, Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent 
Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health
Prof. Verene A. Shepherd, Vice-Chair, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


Dipika Nath

Closed captioning and interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish. If you require additional accommodations, please contact [email protected]

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