Policy Forum Pod

Tackling violence against women

Episode Summary

On the new Policy Forum Pod we’re talking to one of the world’s leading experts on gender-based violence and looking at where the Sustainable Development Goals, the #MeToo movement, and men fit into these important global discussions.

Episode Notes

The world has just celebrated International Women's Day for 2018. This week we're taking a look at an important part of the movement for gender equality – the issue of violence against women. We're talking with Professor Sally Engle Merry about international efforts to measure violence against women, whether the Sustainable Development Goals are giving momentum to the issue or complicating it still further, and whether the #MeToo movement marks a turning point in tackling gender-based violence. Listen to the podcast here:

Professor Sally Engle Merry is Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University and is also a Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the New York University School of Law. She is the author of 16 books and special journal issues looking at issues of international law, human rights, and gender violence.