The Devaki Jain Lecture: Cai Yiping — POSTPONED

The annual Devaki Jain Lecture will be held on Thursday 11 June at 5.30pm in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre at St Anne’s.

The speaker will be Cai Yiping, and the topic will be: “Dance with Chains? Advocating Women’s Rights in China.”

Cai Yiping is Executive Committee member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), the network of feminists from the South working for gender, economic and ecological justice, and sustainable and democratic development. She was a member of UNWomen Asia Pacific Civil Society Advisory Group from 2013 to 2016 and is advisor of the Asia Pacific Regional Engagement Mechanism established in May 2014.

Cai was Associate Researcher at the Women’s Studies Institute of China (2006 – 2008) and was the journalist for China Women’s News (1995 – 2005), writing extensively on the issue of women’s human rights. She has experience working with governmental sectors, international agencies and non-profit organizations. Her areas of focus include media and communications, gender-based violence, sexual reproductive rights and health, and gender mainstreaming. Her current engagements cover the multiple processes in the national, regional and global levels on the sustainable development agenda, ICPD beyond 2014, and Beijing+25 process.

St Anne’s College Honorary Fellow, Devaki Jain, will also launch her memoir, The Brass Notebook, at the event.

All welcome — please book (free) tickets here: