The Center for Women's Global Leadership hosted a daylong symposium to discuss human rights twenty years after the UN World Conference on Human Rights. The event sought to engage stakeholders on challenges and opportunities for the realization of human rights in the 21st century.
The aims of the symposium are to: - Historicize the Vienna Conference and emphasize the substantive and institutional achievements of the conference. - Highlight current challenges of the human rights framework. - Discuss forward looking ideas for building global 21st century human rights mechanisms that effectively hold governments to account.
During the event, participants had the opportunity to engage in rich discussions and explore global issues in women's rights, poverty and inequality, and human rights, democracy, and the right to development.