CEDAW South to South Institute

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July 25 – August 2, 2019

University of the West Indies

Full details coming soon, application period will open in April 2019!  Check back for more info!


This intensive capacity-building institute focusses on feminist activist approaches to CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, alongside complementary international and regional human rights frameworks and mechanisms, to support strategic advocacy and leadership capacities amongst women’s human rights defenders.  Innovative approaches to combatting intersectional discrimination against women in a context of backlash and processes to support cross-movement and cross-regional alliances will be explored with regional and international women’s human rights defenders and leaders.  Join us!

The CEDAW South to South Institute is convened by the Women’s Human Rights Institute with an alliance of organizations bringing a broad range of theoretical and field expertise to the program, including:






The program will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago, and we will take full advantage of the powerful movement history and leadership in the region on intersectional transnational feminist theory and activism.  The program is transnational in focus, and women’s human rights defenders from around the world are welcome to apply.

Full details about the program, application process, registration and fees will be available shortly.  The application period for this program will open in April 2019.