CEDAW for Change Institute – Oxford, United Kingdom – June 1-6, 2020 + online learning component
This program has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation and will be rescheduled accordingly.
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 international women’s human rights defenders and leaders.
Learn about CEDAW as a revolutionary framework for social change! Enhance your skills as a women’s human rights defender! Join us!
The CEDAW for Change Institute is 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 and girls (UN WGDAW)
Angela Lytle, WHRI Executive Director
Anna Arutshyan, WSF Co-founder
Meskerem Geset Techane, Chair, UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
Urmila Bhoola, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery
Kenita Placide, Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE)
The CEDAW for Change Institute is convened by the Women’s Human Rights Institute with partner organizations bringing a broad range of theoretical and field expertise to the program, including:
Read more about each partner organization here.
We are pleased to have a limited number of full fellowships (tuition & travel) for women’s human rights defenders from the Eurasian region, funded by Open Society Foundations, as well as a number of tuition-only scholarships and discounts for qualified applicants supported annually by the Channel Foundation. The application period for fellowships and scholarships was from Dec 1 to January 10th, and is now closed.
Check out the highlights of our first program in Oxford held in 2017:
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!
2020 Program Information – CEDAW for Change Institute, Oxford:
This is a blended learning program involving an online component and an in-class session. The online program will launch in early May, and continue after the in-person training program. The in-person session runs from June 1-6, 2020.
Tuition: $2000 USD/approx 1500 GBP (International/funded participant/waged)
Discounted tuition: $1500 USD/approx 1150 GBP (Underwaged/ supported by organizations with annual budget of $80,000 USD or less)
Program fees cover the cost of participation in the 4 week online learning and 1 week in-person capacity building program, as well as personalized feedback on post-training action plans. Please note that all other expenses, including travel and accommodations, are separate from tuition and must be paid directly by program participants.
See below for information about discounts and scholarship possibilities.
For any additional questions about this program, please contact our Communications Officer, Juliana, at firstname.lastname@example.org