Criminalization and Transnational Gender Justice Panel
Session is conducted in English and Spanish. Panel discussion features Marcela Abadía, Laura Aguirre, Haile Cole, and Alicia Paller-Rzepka, with Elvia Mendoza as moderator. Marcela Abadía presents “Is There a Possible Future for Gender Justice in a South Global Criminal Justice System?,” her doctoral research on the development of the criminal justice system within the global south as it relates to gender based violence and feminism. The second panelist, Laura Aguirre, discusses her doctoral research entitled “Poder y resistencia en las trabajadores sexuales centroamericanas en la frontera sur de México,” a case study focusing on the experiences of sex workers from Central America living and working in southern Mexico. Haile Cole describes her work in New York at a residential treatment program for previously incarcerated women in her lecture entitled “Examining Community Based Alternatives as a Response to the Women’s Growing Incarceration.” The fourth panelist, Alicia Paller-Rzepka, presents, “Think Globally, Forget Locally? An Analysis of the Global Human Rights Framework and the Erasure of Violence against Women in the United States” her analysis of the systemic issue of violence against women in the United States and its invisibility in the face of what are considered more pressing concerns of global human rights violations and gender based violence outside of US borders. Panel closes with questions and comments from the audience.
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international human rights
sex workers' rights
violence against women
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