WOMEN AND POVERTY: HOW BAD IS IT?
Does poverty have a gender? People are poor for a number of reasons, from bad luck to poor planning and everything in between. But it hits everyone about the same, right? Well, maybe not. And maybe the results of poverty vary as much as the reasons for it. And maybe women shoulder a larger share of it all.
Legal Momentum Gender Justice Fellow Seher Khawaja focuses on developing strategies to address employment discrimination and to advance gender equality in the workplace. She served as an attorney for the New York City Housing Authority, where she developed policy on affordable housing, advised on legislative and regulatory reform, and ensured legal compliance, including implementing the Violence Against Women Act, and worked with organizations in Burma, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, South Africa, and the United States on a range of human rights issues, including gender-based violence. Seher is an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Human Rights and United Nations Committees, has served as an editor on several academic journals.
Join us as we discuss the prevalence, causes, and effects of poverty for women.
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