Professors Timothy Endicott and Sandra Fredman and Dr Barbara Havelkova were in Kigali, Rwanda 28 - 30 April to present at the Oxford Human Rights Conference on Women and Poverty.
Opening the conference, the First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, urged women to work hard and exploit the environment that offers them level ground so as to achieve their potential and get rid of poverty. She lauded the celebration "of the great strides made in advancing women’s roles and rights in the different societies represented in the room."
The three day international conference attracted over 100 participants and was organised by the University of Oxford, University of Rwanda and University of Cape Town. Key issues discussed included exploring the potential of Socio-economic rights to remedy women’s poverty, as well as the inclusion of women in labour law and social security.
A full conference programme, photos from the event and audio recordings are available from the Oxford Human Rights Hub website.