This year the United Nations celebrates the anniversary of the critical Fourth World Conference on Women, which helped to set the agenda for promotion of women’s human rights over the subsequent 25 years. The 64th meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW, mostly cancelled due to Covid-19) were to connect the Beijing Platform for Action with other UN agreements, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Sustainable Development Goals, in order to produce a new, effective, and legally binding declaration for discussion at the September 2020 UN General Assembly meeting. The International Women’s Anthropology Conference (IWAC) organized a panel discussion at CSW64 with five speakers offering anthropological insights on relevant issues such as women’s leadership potential, women’s role in environmental action, marginalized people defending their lands, and violence against women. The CSW64 panel is the basis for the proposed roundtable. This roundtable is in accord with the AAA 2020 theme, “Truth and Responsibility,” as we join the effort to introduce anthropological insights into the international discussion of women’s rights with full awareness of our responsibilities to our grassroots collaborators, and of their own senses of responsibility to each other, their cities, and their nations.
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AAA Annual Meeting 2021
18 November 2021