CEDAW for Change Institute – Oxford, United Kingdom – September 4 – 9, 2023 + online learning component
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 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, former Special Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls
Angela Lytle, WHRI
Anna Arutshyan, WSF Co-founder
Amanda Dale, WHRI
Lia Nadaraia, former CEDAW Committee Member
Program includes a special panel discussion on Intersectionality and CEDAW with special guests:
Nazila Ghanea, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Professor of Intl Human Rights Law, Kellogg College
Geraldine van Bueren, Professor Emerita Queen Mary University of London, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College
The Oxford CEDAW for Change Institute is convened by the Women’s Human Rights Institute with the Women’s Solidarity Fund.
Additional partner organizations for this program include the Fundación Justicia y Género (Costa Rica), the Women and Youth Education Institute (Nigeria) and the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF).
Please see below for information on the Eurasian Fellowship Programme supported by WSF and Open Society for this program.
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!
2023 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 August 2023, and continue after the in-person training program. The in-person session runs from September 4 – 9, 2023.
The program will be held in the historic city of Oxford, at Kellogg College, Oxford University, in the United Kingdom.
Program registration fee: $2000 USD
Program fees cover the cost of participation in the 4 week online learning and 1 week in-person capacity building program. Please note that all other expenses, including travel and accommodations, are separate from tuition and must be paid directly by program participants.
For any additional questions about this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org