Centre for Women’s Studies in Education/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (CWSE), Canada
CWSE is a research centre of the University of Toronto, housed within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Established in July 1983 and designed to foster feminist scholarship, teaching and activism relevant to education, broadly defined, CWSE consists of faculty, staff, students, researchers and educators in the larger feminist community within and outside of the university. As well as functioning as an academic institution, CWSE strives to connect scholarship, education and activism through constructive and critical dialogues with feminist communities locally, nationally and globally.
Fundación Justicia y Género, Costa Rica
Founded in 1990 at the ímpetus of Director Alda Facio, the Fundación Justicia y Género of the United Nations Latin American Institute for Crime Prevention (ILANUD) is based in Costa Rica and works throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The Program centers its work around the elimination of gender inequality and violence against women from a criminal and human rights perspective, doing research on the different forms of discrimination against diverse groups of women, analyzing the laws and legal doctrine and training judges, police, lawyers and women’s groups in the human rights of women and the incorporation of gender sensitive perspectives in the analysis of legal texts and contexts.
The one-week CEDAW for Change module is offered in collaboration with:
International Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP), Malaysia
Founded in 1993, IWRAW-AP has worked to contribute to the progressive interpretation and realisation of the human rights of women through the lens of the UN Convention on the Elimination Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other international human rights treaties. IWRAW-AP promotes the domestic implementation of international human rights standards by building the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realise women’s human rights. IWRAW-AP created and maintains the Global to Local program focussed on filling the gap between the CEDAW convention processes and grassroots activism of NGOs.