Breaking Boundaries: A podcast from Northwestern University’s Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Gender Discrimination and International Human Rights with Juliet Sorensen, JD
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On this episode of Breaking Boundaries we welcome Juliet Sorensen, a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and the director and founder of the Northwestern Access to Health Project. Sorenson is an international human rights champion whose work is changing the lives of women and girls around the world.
Gender justice is a foundation of all the UN’s sustainable development goals. It figures as SDG #5, Gender Equality, but is also a critical part of how we think about every goal, from health to poverty, to education, to inequality, to climate action because sustainability is impossible without gender justice. Sorensen talks about her career and her recent work with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to bring international attention to women in El Salvador who were convicted and imprisoned after suffering an obstetric emergency related to pregnancy.