International Laws to Advance Women’s Human Rights

This course will teach participants about international laws and how they can be utilized to advance the human rights of women and girls. 

This course will provide participants with the tools to investigate and learn about laws in their localities and how they can be utilized to advance the human rights of women and girls. It will also touch on international laws and bodies like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and how they can be strategically used to address and challenge violence and abuses against women.


Dianne Post is an attorney who has worked in over 14 countries to design and implement fundamental legal, policy and programmatic reform on issues related to women’s equality. Post works with vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in developing, transitional and developed countries to achieve their human rights and freedom from violence.

Dianne is an expert in violence against women and children including domestic violence, sex-trafficking, prostitution and pornography. In addition to women’s issues, Dianne has worked intensely on issues of discrimination related to African-Americans and the Roma in Europe. She also consults on international cases having filed cases and had oral argument in the European Court of Human Rights, with United Nations bodies and the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights.

You can learn more about Dianne and her work at


None. No prior legal knowledge is needed to participate in this course.


Each session will consist of lecture, discussion, and interactive activities. Breaks will be incorporated. Course will be taught virtually.


Readings will be provided for each session to allow the learner to gain context and background information prior to each meeting.

Enrollment size:

12 students

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Course Includes

  • 21 Lessons
  • 24 Topics
  • 1 Quiz
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