Book Launch Invitation - Developing the Right to Social Security – A Gender Perspective

Event date: 
16 Aug 2016
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
UTS, Law Boardroom Level 5, UTS Faculty of Law, Building 5, Block B, Cnr of Quay St & Ultimo Rd, Haymarket
Topic: 
Women's Right to Social Security
Speaker: 
Beth Goldblatt and Andrew Byrnes
Position: 
author and presenter
Cost: 
Free
Enquiries: 
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UTS Faculty of Law warmly invites you to the launch of Developing the Right to Social Security - A Gender Perspective by Associate Professor Beth Goldblatt.
 
Social security and its articulation as a human right have received increased attention in recent years and have huge significance to women who are disproportionately affected by poverty in all parts of the world. Beth Goldblatt's book interprets and redefines the right to social security from a gender perspective. Drawing on feminist theory, Goldblatt formulates a conceptual approach and a set of principles for a substantively equal, gendered right to social security. In so doing, she challenges the relationship between the right to social security and traditional conceptions of work that exclude women's labour including their caring roles. Goldblatt applies this approach to a study of international law as well as to the laws of three countries: South Africa, Australia and India.
 
The book will be launched by Professor Andrew Byrnes, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.
 
Dr Beth Goldblatt is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She is a Visiting Fellow of the Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Witwatersrand.
 
Date :  Tuesday 16 August 2016
Time :  Registrations from 5:30pm, launch from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location :  Law Boardroom Level 5, UTS Faculty of Law, Building 5, Block B, Cnr of Quay St & Ultimo Rd, Haymarket (view map)
RSVP :  Register here by Friday 5 August 2016
 
If you have any further queries, please email law.research@uts.edu.au