Rangita de Silva-de Alwis, LL.M., S.J.D.; Mining the Intersections: Advancing the Rights of Women and Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal

In this talk, Rangita de Silva-de Alwis, LL.M., S.J.D., will discuss her use of four innovative pilot projects launched in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, and Nepal as the lens to explore how the women’s rights and disability rights agendas intersect as a way to create a new paradigm based on a more holistic reading of the human rights framework. Dr. De Silva-de Alwis, a human rights lawyer and scholar, is Director of International Human Rights Policy Programs at the Wellesley Centers for Women, where she takes the lead on new global initiatives for the organization.

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