Women's Human Rights Education Institute

CSW63 – Consultation on CEDAW & the Rights of Indigenous Women

On March 15th, 2019 the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI), along the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and MADRE, co-sponsored the first global consultation on a CEDAW General Recommendation on the rights of indigenous women. The meeting was convened by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and attended by indigenous activist women from different …

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When Women Became Human: 25th Anniversary of Vienna Conference

Women’s rights are human rights!  Sounds like common sense?  This wasn’t always the case, and even today, the very notion that women have equal rights, dignity and value as men remains highly contested.   The Vienna Tribunal was a huge turning point in transnational feminist organizing, laying the groundwork for today’s women’s human rights activism. This …

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CSW62 Parallel Event: Women’s Human Rights Advocacy in a Time of Backlash

  Date:  Thursday, March 15, 2018 Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm Location: 4 W 43rd Street, New York Room: Blue Room Convened by: Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice (WGDAW) Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) CEDAW Committee of Trinidad & Tobago (CCoTT) Indigenous Women’s Alliance …

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Intl Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day – UN Special Rapporteurs’ Statement

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day –29 November 2016 In the wave of rising fundamentalism and populism, States must more than ever protect women human rights defenders by tackling discrimination against women On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day on 29 November, we, independent experts of the UN Human Rights Council, pay …

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