Reproductive rights are human rights with dr tania penovic
A woman’s right to access reproductive health care and to choose the number and spacing of their children is recognised under international law but remains highly contested. But the recognition of reproductive rights has met with significant backlash at the international level. This presentation will examine the recognition of reproductive rights under international law and consider the progress made by Australia in securing the reproductive rights f women and girls.
Where: The Function Centre, Balwyn Community Centre
When: Monday August 15, 7pm-8.15pm
Followed by morning tea. Spots are limited. Reserve your spot HERE.
About Dr Tania Penovic
Dr Tania Penovic is the Research Group Leader in Gender and Sexuality for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University and will take up a role as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University in October. She is an award-winning researcher with expertise in gender equality, access to justice and women’s human rights and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on access to justice, women’s human rights, constitutional law and the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Dr Penovic’s research has been cited by the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia and relied upon in submissions to international courts including the European Court of Human Rights. Tania has provided numerous submissions to state, federal and international inquiries into law reform and human rights which have been cited in federal and state parliaments and are associated with legislative change. Her consultancy work includes the training of Australian and foreign government officials in gender equality and human rights and the training of Victorian judges in the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.