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
The Women’s Human Rights Institute and the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE/UT invite you to join us for a special opportunity: Civil Society Consultation on “Good practices in the elimination of discrimination against women in law and practice” with Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio, Chair of the UN... Read More
The Women’s Human Rights Education Institute is very pleased to play a supportive role to the “Alianza de Mujeres Indígenas para la CEDAW” (the Indigenous Women’s Alliance for CEDAW) in their global campaign to call on the CEDAW Committee to adopt a new General Recommendation on Indigenous Women that will help to: further visibilize the... Read More
Panel Presentation and Call to Action: CEDAW and Indigenous Women’s Activism: Using Women’s Human Rights Mechanisms to Challenge Colonial States in Canada, Guatemala and Beyond In collaboration with: the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) the Tzununija Indigenous Women’s Movement (Guatemala) the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for... Read More
Women’s Human Rights Education Institute started this week! This year we have participants from the following regions: Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, Barbados, Grenada, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Armenia, Haiti, Nigeria, and more participants from other countries will be joining us for the CEDAW for Change week. Here is a short video from the first... Read More
Alda Facio, Costa Rican feminist jurist and Expert Member of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice, co-founded the Women’s Human Rights Institute (WHRI) in 2004 with a clear intention: she wanted to offer a transformative, distinctively feminist human rights training program that would support women’s human rights defenders from... Read More
A video slideshow from our last Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) training program in Nepal, August 2014.
The second CEDAW WIW was offered in November 2013 in collaboration with several indigenous women’s organizations in Guatemala and JASS (Just Associates), as well as representatives from other Indigenous women’s NGOs from throughout Central America. Guatemala Program – Participating Organizations: Asociación Uk´u´x B´e, Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas Tz´ununija´, Tik Na´oj, Unidad de Protección de Defensoras y Defensores... Read More