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HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Female Quotas - Yes, please?

The proportion of women in politics, public service, supervisory boards in the private sector or in government-related companies is a current topic. EU Commissioner Reding's proposal for a quota for women in supervisory boards and the debate in Germany led to the question: What are the developments with regards to female quotas in Austra?{C}

The Committee of the UN Women's Rights Convention (CEDAW) has recently reviewed the implementation of the convention in Austria. On the occasion of the published results of this review of the CEDAW Committee, which call - among others - for regulating quotas for women, experts will discuss whether quotas are a strategic necessity to overcome gender stereotypes and the discrimination of women. The event is organized in cooperation with Frauen:Rechte jetzt! (NGO Forum CEDAW Austria).

The event is held in German!

Furthermore we would like to point out that the recordings of previous HUMAN RIGHTS
TALKS are available at

Following the discussion, the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context” and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception.

The series of events take place in cooperation with, juridikum, journal for critique | justice | society and

The admission is free, for logistical reasons we ask you to register at

Tuesday, 21. May 2013 - 21:00 to 23:00
Dachgeschoß im Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010-Wien)