- Women have made tremendous advances globally in the past 40 years
- What are the new challenges and how do they vary regionally and within countries?
- What can we learn from countries where women and men enjoy relatively equal opportunities and status? What are the newest ways to promote equal opportunities for women and men?
Gender Equality and Human Rights
About The Speaker
She was born in the US and grew up in Canada and India before moving to the US when she was 9. She started her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer working with rural women in Nepal. Since then she has worked in the US, UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America on poverty, human rights and women’s rights for the United Nations, World Bank, Oxfam International and Human Rights Watch, among other organizations.
She has degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University and University College London. Veena moved to Costa Rica with her family a year ago and lives in Santo Domingo de Heredia, where she plays the viola in the community orchestra.