UN Women and Birmingham Law School

UN Women, an institution of the United Nations, has designed and launched a Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database. As part of disseminating this database, it has partnered with a small number of law schools around the world to highlight student work that uses this database.

This is the second year of the programme, and Birmingham Law School is the first UK law school to have been selected to be part of this. On April 12, five of our students will participate in the UN Women Summit of Student Research being held at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC:

  • Colette Power (LLM) will present her original paper on sex-selective abortion in India;
  • Magda Furgalska (LLM) will present her work on abortion law in Kenya;
  • Natasha Rushton (LLB) will discuss her research on state responses to domestic violence;
  • Umaeno Nkposong (LLB) will talk about gender and transitional justice in Kenya;
  • Simone Thomas (LL.B Grads) will present her research on forced and coerced sterilisation of Aboriginal women in Canada.