Women and the Law in Syria:
Intersectional reading of Rights and Politics of Law
Lecture by Dina Hadad
Cosponsored by Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, Schar School, and Arab Studies Institute
In this talk, Dina Hadad addresses socio-legal changes with regard to women's rights in Syria. She explores parallels between intersectionality and critical approaches to international law to examine other social categories beyond gender and to position gender within the global economy and the vulnerable reality under conflict conditions. She also explores further the historical role of women in legal changes and their current experience of insecurity in a context where the conflict continues to threaten their rights.
Dina Hadad is a specialist in international law with first-hand knowledge of socio-legal and political complexities of the Arab world. Her legal experience is complemented by her doctoral research from University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, in international law and human rights, followed by several academic posts in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. She has teaching and research experience in a range of legal and political areas including international law, human rights, security and development, international environmental law, Islamic politics, and legal perspectives on intersectionality and feminism.