Women’s rights must be central in peace negotiations

August 27, 2015

“If we want peace in Burma that is sustainable, we can’t ignore the rights of women.”

International lawyer Susan Harris-Rimmer is embarking on a four-year research project in Burma and Afghanistan to examine the ways that foreign governments can effectively prioritise and support women’s rights.

This program, presented by Natasha Mitchell, discusses why foreign governments may feel uncomfortable imposing their interpretations of women’s rights on other societies, and why we must listen and respond to lived experiences of women, rather than focusing on our own perceptions of gender issues.

Listen to the podcast on the ABC Radio National website.

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