20 Years of the Women’s Human Rights Resources Website

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Women’s Human Rights Resources website on the Bora Laskin Law Library homepage.

The WHRR website was created in 1995 at the initiative of Professor Rebecca Cook and Ann Rae, former Chief Librarian of the Bora Laskin Law Library. The information on the site built upon “A Select Bibliography of Women’s Human Rights” published in the April 1995 edition of the America University Law Review by Professor Cook and Valerie Oosterveld of the University of Toronto. The main goal of the WHRR website was to provide information to assist individuals and organizations in using international women’s human rights law to promote women’s rights. During the past 20 years, the website has evolved into a searchable database which includes the full-text of some journal articles and links to others.  It is currently being maintained and updated by the law school’s International Human Rights Program WHRR working group.

The website is well respected throughout the world having received visitors from 95 countries over the past year.

In that light here is some food for thought. Graffiti on the hoardings of the new Faculty of Law Building. Feel free to discuss.

Graffiti outside the new Faculty of Law building

Graffiti outside the new Faculty of Law building

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