AWID Forum – WHRI Activities


The WHRI team will be at the AWID Forum in Bahia, Brazil, from September 6-12.  We hope you will join us for the following events:

1. Thursday, September 8th, 4:30 – 6 pm

UNWGDAW Civil society consultation: Feminist experiences and good practices for eradicating discrimination against women and promoting women`s self-empowerment

Learn how to engage with the UN Working Group on discrimination against women to support your activism, and share your experiences with `good practices` in the eradication of discrimination for the UNWGDAW`s upcoming report to the Human Rights Council.

Organizers: UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practice • Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) • JASS

Presenters:  Alda Facio • Angela Lytle • Anya Victoria Delgado • Helen Barrientos • Marusia Lopez

Location:  Capitania Porto Seguro

2.  Good Practices Research Project:  Consultations and Data-Gathering

The WHRI will be on-site throughout the Forum to meet with and interview organizations wishing to contribute to the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice’s forthcoming thematic report on “good practices” in the eradication of discrimination against women in law and practice.  We will be in and around the WHRD Hub at the Forum.

You can find out how to contribute to the research project here:

Please note that you do not need to be at the Forum to submit information to the research project. Instructions and templates for submitting information virtually are available at the above link.

Follow us on Facebook to find out where we are, or to watch our activities virtually:

Twitter:  @LearnWHR

To make an appointment to meet with us at the Forum to discuss the report or to propose a “good practice,” please email us at


3.  WHRI Alumni Gathering

If you are an alumni of our programs and will be at the Forum, please come to our session above on Day1, and send us an email to so that we can connect.  Look forward to seeing you there!