W&L Law’s Bond Discusses Social Justice on After Class Podcast
Johanna Bond, Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law at W&L Law, dives into the world of human rights, highlighting the justice reforms achieved by nonprofits with which she works. She explains some of the common threads linking violence against women around the world, how social justice compares to other forms of justice, and what work needs to be done to help women and families from the U.S. to Uganda, as well as how we can all get involved.
“One of the things that I’ve seen over the years is…a number of people who practice human rights law do so with a kind of missionary zeal that doesn’t always necessarily respect the cultural traditions and the very people that that are most impacted by discriminatory laws and practices. So, I think that the way that you do human rights work is very important. For me that that means working in close partnership with women’s rights lawyers on the ground who are most affected and most knowledgeable about local custom and local context.”