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Women’s Human Rights Education Institute

This intensive institute (WHRI) is a unique space for learning about the theory and praxis of women’s human rights, preparing participants to use the UN system and the CEDAW convention to support local, national and international level activism. Participants also develop facilitation and planning skills to engage in executing workshops and training for others on women’s human rights.  This is a blended learning course, with an online program preceding and following the in-class component to enrich learning and offer additional participant support.

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CEDAW for Change course

This one-week module, also part of the WHRI institute but open for additional enrolment, focusses on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its core principles of non-discrimination and equality. Participants will examine case studies that have come before CEDAW and strategize on how to link their work to that of the CEDAW committee.  The course includes an online learning course prior to the in-person training to prepare participants.

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CEDAW Indigena

The CEDAW Indígena is a training program that looks at CEDAW through the lens of Indigenous women’s experiences and activism, and in conjunction with other important UN documents, such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  This training first developed in collaboration with WHRI alumna, Wayunkerra (Karmen Ramirez Boscan), and is executed as a collaboration between the WHRI and partner organizations.

Workshops & Consulting

Throughout the year, we also offer workshops for educators on human rights education, engage in training on CEDAW and WHRI with partner organizations, and Alda Facio offers many trainings worldwide.  We also have a group of skilled international facilitators available for consulting and workshop facilitation. Please get in touch with us to start developing a program tailored to your own organizational and educational goals.

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