CEDAW South to South Institute
The first CEDAW South to South Institute was held in partnership with the CEDAW Committee of Trinidad & Tobago (CCoTT) and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies from July 25 – August 2, 2019. An online learning program preceded the program, and participants submitted action plans after the in-person training. A diverse group of women’s human rights defenders from the Global South gathered with a wide array of expert facilitators to explore CEDAW as a tool for advocacy, movement-building, and for social transformation.
This program was generously supported by the Channel Foundation.
CEDAW South to South Institute: July 25 – August 2, 2019
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 are explored with regional and international women’s human rights defenders and leaders.
The CEDAW South to South Institute 2019 was facilitated by a team of international women’s human rights experts:
Alda Facio, WHRI Co-founder, Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist, Special Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women (UN WGDAW)
Angela Lytle, WHRI ED
Terry Ince, CCoTT
Professor Rhoda Reddock, CEDAW Committee Member
Meskerem Geset Techane, Chair, UN Working Group on discrimination against women
Kenita Placide, ECADE
Professor Gabrielle Hosein, IGDS
The CEDAW South to South Institute 2019 was 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:
Read more about each partner organization here.
The program was held on the beautiful St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago, taking full advantage of the powerful movement history and leadership in the region on intersectional transnational feminist theory and activism. Emancipation Day celebrations were included in the program.
The program is transnational in focus, and women’s human rights defenders from around the world are encouraged to participate to promote knowledge-sharing and transnational solidarity-building!
2019 Program Information – CEDAW South to South Institute:
Tuition: $2500 USD (International/funded participant/waged)
Discounted tuition: $2000 USD (Caribbean & Global South Rate/underwaged/supported by organizations with an annual budget of $80,000 USD or less)
Special T&T Resident rate: $1500 USD
Program fees only cover the cost of participation in the program. Purchasing personal travel medical insurance for non-residents of Trinidad & Tobago will be additional, plus your variable travel & visa expenses, booking your accommodations, and covering your meals and incidental expenses. See below for information about discounts and scholarship possibilities.
Please allow a minimum budget of $ 40 USD per day or the duration of stay in Trinidad & Tobago to cover your meals and incidentals. Classes for this program will be held at the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus. We strongly recommend accommodations on campus.
For any questions about this program, please contact our Communications Officer, Juliana, at firstname.lastname@example.org