Gender Violence and the Phenomenon of Femicides in the Americas

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

Classroom 5046

Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas, Editors Rosa-Linda Fregoso and Cynthia Bejarano, Duke University Press, 2010.

Gender Violence and the Phenomenon of Femicides in the Americas

A Conversation with Scholars, Attorneys, and Human Rights Activists

4 p.m., February 17, 2011
Room 5046
UNC School of Law

As part of a feminist effort to categorize violence rooted in gender power structures as a violation of human rights, this panel will explore the analytical framework and response to the escalation of violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades.

Speakers include:

Cynthia Bejarano
Department of Criminal Justice
New Mexico State University

Rosa-Linda Fregoso
Latin American & Latino Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Marcela Lagarde
Department of Anthropology
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Hilda Morales Trujillo
Guatemala's Network for Non-Violence Against Women

Deborah Weissman
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill

Sponsored by:

  • UNC School of Law Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic
  • UNC Center for Global Initiatives
  • UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas
  • UNC School of Law
  • Carolina Women's Center
  • UNC School of Law Immigration Law Association
  • UNC School of Law Domestic Violence Advocacy Project
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