Anaïs Tobalagba, Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan...a case revisited under CEDAW

John and Mary Yaremko Forum in Multiculturalism and Human Rights:Student Symposium on Women's Human Rights: March 6, 2009

Anaïs Tobalagba 

Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 (1982) per Justice O’Connor (United States, Supreme Court): a case revisited under CEDAW


The American Supreme Court’s Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan case (1982) has long been a leading reference on the issue of gender stereotyping and gender discrimination in education. This essay revisits the Hogan case under the light of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations against Women (CEDAW) and tries to give an original and more global approach of the still existing gender bias regarding the access to schools and the societal role for which education institutions prepare students.

This analysis aims to be an illustration of the various tools and possibilities offered by the CEDAW to deal with gender discrimination in a more efficient way.


The Women’s Human Rights Resources Programme thanks John and Mary Yaremko for generously funding this Symposium