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2018 Women’s Human Rights Institute Programs

Are you a women’s human rights defender?  Do you want to increase your understanding of women’s human rights, and learn how to use the UN Human Rights system and CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, to support your activism?

Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers and educators in learning about women’s human rights education and activism at the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI), a collaborative program between the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education/University of Toronto, and the Fundación Justicia y Género of Costa Rica.

Call for applications for our 2018 Training Programs in Toronto, Canada:
WHRI Intensive Institute – July 3 – 20, 2018
CEDAW for Change Institute – July 3 – 7, 2018
Accepting applications now!

WHRI Intensive: July 3 – 20, 2018

Founded in 2004 by Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio, the WHRI Intensive institute combines an online learning program with 3 weeks of in-class learning to delve deeply into CEDAW and women’s human rights activism and education.  Participants will gain competency in understanding and utilizing CEDAW and women’s human rights frameworks for analysis and activism, as well as exploring a diverse range women’s issues through a transformative and holistic curriculum oriented towards personal and social change.  

Facilitators:

WHRI’s Educational Programs are Directed by Alda Facio:  WHRI Co-founder, Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist, Chair-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women (UN WGDAW)

The WHRI Intensive is co-facilitated by: Angela Lytle (WHRI ED) & Anya Victoria (WHRI LAC Program Director), with special guests including Meskerem Geset (Rapporteur of UN WGDAW), Dr. Debby Danard (Indigenous Knowledge-keeper), Mary Eberts (Human Rights expert), Kenita Placide (SOGI Rights expert) and more to be announced!  See bios here.

This program is executed in 3 parts:

June 2018:  3 week online learning program
July 3 – 20, 2018:  In-class intensive in Toronto
August 2018:  Follow-up online learning program

WHRI Intensive Tuition:   $3500 USD

Discounted rate:  Unwaged participants, full-time students and staff of women’s organizations with an annual budget of less than USD $80,000 are automatically eligible for the discounted tuition rate of $2500 USD.  Multiple participants from a single organization may be eligible for a discount, please inquire at info@learnwhr.org.

CEDAW for Change:  July 3 – 7, 2018  

This one-week educational institute focuses on understanding and utilizing the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other mechanisms of the women’s human rights system as tools for activism, feminist analysis and women’s human rights movement-building. The core principles and functions of CEDAW as tools for activism and feminist analysis will be explored, ensuring that all participants will be able to ground diverse women’s issues in a women’s human rights framework.

Facilitators:

WHRI’s Educational Programs are Directed by Alda Facio:  WHRI Co-founder, Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist, Chair and Special Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women (UN WGDAW)

The CEDAW for Change Institute is co-facilitated by: Angela Lytle & Anya Victoria

This program is executed in 2 parts:

June 2018:  3 week online learning program
July 3-7, 2018:  In-class program in Toronto

CEDAW for Change Institute Tuition:   $1000 USD

Discounted rate:  Unwaged participants, full-time students and staff of women’s organizations with an annual budget of less than USD $80,000 are automatically eligible for the discounted tuition rate of $750 USD.

Additional details can be found on our website:

Visas & Accommodations:  http://learnwhr.org/registration/visa-accommodations/
Fees, Funding, Scholarships: http://learnwhr.org/registration/scholarships/
Program Information: http://learnwhr.org/about/our-vision/
Testimonials of past participants: http://learnwhr.org/about/testimonials/
About our Faculty: http://learnwhr.org/about/faculty/

If you don’t find an answer to your question on the website, contact WHRI Communications Officer, Isa D’Avila, at info@learnwhr.org.

Held in collaboration with:

The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

252 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V6 Canada

Note:  The WHRI  offers a limited number of discounts and fee waivers for each program, with a focus on WHR defenders from the Global South, Indigenous women activists, young women activists, LBT activists, dis/ability rights activists, and representatives of underfunded organizations with small annual budgets.  We also offer discounts for full-time students and those on a very limited income, on a case by case basis.  Please note that in all cases, participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs, so start fundraising early.  More information about costs is available on the website.