Bar-Ilan University Presents:
An International Women’s Day Event:
Fighting for Women’s Rights in Israel and Globally
A Conversation Led By Michal Divon
A Leading Israeli Journalist and TV Host
Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari
Founder of the Rackman Center
for the Advancement of the Status of Women
at Bar-Ilan University
On International Women’s Day
Monday, March 8, 2021
12:00 PM Eastern Time
11:00 AM Central Time
10:00 AM Mountain Time
9:00 AM Pacific Time
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Professor Ruth Halperin-Kaddari is an Israeli legal scholar and international women’s rights advocate who is known for her work on family law, feminist legal theory, women’s rights in international law, and women and religion. She was a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women from 2006 to 2018, and was the committee’s vice chair during several terms. She is Professor of Law at the Bar-Ilan University and is the founding Director of the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women. She is also involved in international academic collaborations on the theme of women, state, and religion, and participates in international litigations as an expert on Israeli family law.
She was one of the first recipients of the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award for her work on international women’s rights in 2007. She was ranked as one of the world’s hundred most influential people in gender equality policy in 2018.