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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HRC 35 Good Practices Side Event

In 2016-2017, the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute coordinated a transnational research project on “good practices” with a large team of volunteer researchers who produced a range of good practices case studies to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 thematic report of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice (WGDAW). …

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CEDAW for Change in Oxford – Sept 2017

Are you a changemaker?  A feminist activist, scholar, community organizer?  Are you ready to join other transnational women’s human rights defenders in using CEDAW, the UN Women’s Convention, as a tool for analysis, activism, and scholarship? CEDAW for Change Institute, Oxford, UK: September 25 – 30, 2017 Learn about CEDAW from a feminist activist perspective …

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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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2017 WHRI Program Offerings

Are you a women’s human rights defender?  Do you want to increase your understanding of women’s human rights, and learn how to use the UN Human Rights system and CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, to support your activism? Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO …

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CEDAW Canada Review October 2016

Calling feminists and women’s rights advocates in Canada! Mark October 24-25, 2016 on your calendar! Are you ready to hold the Canadian government accountable to international women’s human rights obligations? Do you want to see how the Canadian government is representing their progress on and challenges to women’s human rights implementation in Canada at the …

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AWID Forum – WHRI Activities

  The WHRI team will be at the AWID Forum in Bahia, Brazil, from September 6-12.  We hope you will join us for the following events: 1. Thursday, September 8th, 4:30 – 6 pm UNWGDAW Civil society consultation: Feminist experiences and good practices for eradicating discrimination against women and promoting women`s self-empowerment Learn how to …

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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 …

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UNWGDAW Consultation: Toronto

  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 …

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