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WHRI Post-Project Proposal

About the Post-Project

Submission form below. As the second part of your application to the WHRI course, you must submit a 200-300 word statement on your plan for implementing your learning post-WHRI. Your WHRI application will not be complete until we receive this statement. Applications for the CEDAW for change one week course do not require a post-plan. The submission form is located at the bottom of this page

Note that you will also be asked to submit a report of your post-institute project implementation six to eight months after the end of the WHRI.  The best among these reports will become part of an online database of information available for others, and will be a testament to your learning as well as the impact of the program itself.

If you are already working in the field of women’s human rights and plan to use the institute to augment your work, your plan can reflect how you plan to apply your learning in your existing work/project/programs.

Note: this aspect of the course will be very helpful in applying for funding, so be sure to include your project plan with any funding applications you submit on your own

Project Planning Tips

a)  Development and execution of a women’s human rights training course/workshop for your colleagues/associates/target audience in your work.

b) Project to promote and support implementation of the CEDAW committee’s concluding observations for the most recent report for the State Party (country) in which you live/work

In either case, it would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the most recent concluding observations of the CEDAW committee for the State Party in which you live/work.  You will find a link to these on our website, or here:  http://www.bayefsky.com/docs.php/area/conclobs/node/2/treaty/cedaw/opt/0

We also recommend reading both official country reports and any Alternative or Shadow reports submitted by NGOs to the CEDAW committee.  Some of the latter can be found on IWRAW-APs website:  http://www.iwraw-ap.org/resources/shadow_reports.htm

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to submit your post-plan

Post-Project Ideas

If you need ideas, take a look at the Testimonials page on our website for some ways in which past participants have implemented their learning in their work.  This project could be as simple as going into a school or community centre to do a women’s human rights training workshop for students, or if you work within an organization, implementing a campaign to promote CEDAW and your government’s obligations for CEDAW implementation. Other ideas? Training judges/lawyers, training development organizations on a gender sensitive rights-based approach to development, lobbying government to comply with CEDAW committee recommendations, developing materials for an Alternative or Shadow report for the CEDAW committee, training unionists on how to work within a gender sensitive rights-based framework, preparing a submission to the CEDAW Optional Protocol, creating an art exhibit or theatre piece that educates about principles of WHR and the CEDAW convention.  The type of project you decide to implement will be directly linked to your own work, your own area of expertise, the organization(s) you work with, the needs of your particular context.

WHRI Post-Project Proposal Submission Form

*2017 applications CLOSED This form is step 2 of the WHRI application. Please complete the WHRI application form first, before you submit your post-plan here. Please take some time to craft your thoughtful response before submitting, and when both parts are complete your application will be considered for acceptance.
  • Please submit a 200-300 word statement outlining your post-institute project implementation

As for the info I acquired during the last session, the one that I put to use immediately was the Human Rights component. I have done a visual presentation for our member agencies on CEDAW and it applicability to Canadian NGOs. There were 19 individuals present from a variety of agencies that serve survivors of sexual violence. It was well received and what amazed me was the lack of knowledge around CEDAW and international processes in place.

Kiruthiha Kulendiren

I am working on the linkages between climate change, adaptation and vulnerability and gender. I’ve got very valuable inputs regarding human rights and women’s rights…

Because the convention on climate change is based under the United Nations framework, the lectures around UN and Women and possible entry points were very useful.

Livia Bizikova