Human Rights

Examining and highlighting the gendered dimensions of human rights, defined broadly to include civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, both globally and locally

The Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy builds on the strengths of the Humphrey School and the broader UMN faculty with a focus on the gender dimensions of human rights.  Several of our affiliated faculty are involved in human-rights related projects, from revealing the gendered dimensions of the Syrian refugee crisis to examination of the barriers to successful implementation of legislation designed to address violence against women. 

Faculty Expertise at the Humphrey School

 Ragui Assaad, professor, Global Policy 

Christina Ewig, professor and director, Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy

Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, professor, Global Policy Area

faculty EXPERTISE across THE University of minnesota 

Karen Brown, director, Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change 

Cosette Creamer, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

Barbara Frey, director, Human Rights Program, College of Liberal Arts

Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, professor and Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society, Law School

Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy

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