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April 11 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Hala Al-Dosari, "The Counter-Revolution in Saudi Arabia: Is Economic Reform Enough?"

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Calabresi Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Hala Al-Dosari is a scholar-activist in women's health and human rights from Saudi Arabia. She holds a Ph.D. in health services research with a focus on epidemiology. Her research focuses on intimate partner violence against women and the social determinants of health. In addition, she has researched the impact of gender norms on family laws in the Arab Gulf states and the gender norms and women's health in Saudi Arabia. Currently, she examines the social determinants of sexual and reproductive health of women in Saudi Arabia at New York University. Her Op-Ed writings and commentaries on the socio-political affairs of Saudi Arabia and women's rights were featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, among others. She is the author of a website, "Aminah.org", aimed to promote women's rights and the protection from violence against women in Saudi Arabia. In addition, she serves on the advisory boards of the Human Rights Watch for the MENA region and the Gulf Center for Human Rights. Her advocacy work was recognized by the 2016 Freedom Award from the Freedom House and Alison Des Forges Award from Human Rights Watch in 2018.

Background reading is available one week prior to workshop.  To request reading, email: schell.law@yale.edu.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo

barbara.mianzo@yale.edu

203-432-7480