Symposium with Arabella Salavery: Bioethics, Literature and Gender

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Alina Orrico, a.orrico@unesco.org

As part of the 16-day campaign for the elimination of violence against women and girls, the UNESCO Office in San José has invited writer Arabella Salaberry for a debate on issues related to bioethics and gender.

UNESCO has joined the 16-day campaign for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).

One out of three women in the world suffers violence over the course of her life, often at the hands of someone close and trusted. Nearly half of the homicides of women in 2012 were committed by someone close to the victim. Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. This form of violence not only causes grave pain and suffering, but also implies high costs for society as a whole.

The fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, such as equality, justice, equity and vulnerability, are constantly in danger. Literature is a tool by which it is possible to make these violations and principles apparent in society, and through which it is possible to raise awareness on violence against women.

For this reason, UNESCO has invited writer Arabella Salaberry to debate on issues related to bioethics and gender.