Social Movements and Advocacy


July 20, 2015

Stopping rape: Towards a comprehensive policy has been hailed as “an exceptional analysis of the research and policies of rape prevention in an international context.” The book, which was published by Policy Press in July 2015, is a revised version of a 2013 study that was commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

June 8, 2015

“Dozens of civil society activists, NGO leaders, journalists, and human rights defenders have been incarcerated in Azerbaijan in recent years. Two of them,” explained Saman Sardar (MPA ’16), “are CEU alumni.” Ilgar Mammadov graduated with a degree in political economy from CEU in 1997. He was an active member of the opposition in Azerbaijan and one of the leaders of the Republicanist Alternative Movement until he was sentenced to seven years in jail in March 2014.

June 8, 2015

During a public lecture at the School of Public Policy at CEU on June 4, Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara Alison Brysk shared some of what she has learned from her more than 25 years of research on the politics of human rights. Brysk began her presentation by quoting from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

May 20, 2015
During a strong and deeply personal Kapuscinski Development Lecture at the School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) on May 7, Deepa Narayan challenged her audience to “rethink gender inequality.”