Human rights defender

Dr Nazila Ghanea, University Lecturer on our Master's in International Human Rights Law, participated in the Carter Center's Human Rights Defenders Forum from 7-10 February 2015 in Atlanta, USA.

The Forum was attended by around 70 scholars, human rights activists and community leaders from around the world and provided them with a platform to discuss, strategise and address combatting violence and discrimination, especially against women and girls, with particular attention to what role faith groups could play in this effort.

Nazila helped steer the two days of closed workshops before the two days of public sessions chaired by US President Jimmy Carter.

Also at the conference was Gaynel Curry, former graduate of the Masters in International Human Rights Law, Gender and Women's Advisor at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Published 26 May 2015