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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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Human Rights Council 32nd Session – Side Panel on the “Comfort Women” Issue

Human Rights Council 32nd Session, June 2016:  Joint WHRI-Korean Council Side Panel on Japanese Military Sexual Slavery Photo:  90-year old survivor Kim Bok-dong speaking at the HRC32 side panel, Geneva, June 2016 In June 2016, WHRI Executive Director Angela Lytle travelled to the Human Rights Council session with survivor Kim Bok-dong and the representatives of... Read More