This virtual program was delivered August 10 – October 9, 2020.
Watch our website for future virtual program offerings.
The Women’s Human Rights Education Institute has been offering our flagship WHRI Intensive Institute in international settings since 2004. The WHRI Intensive is a capacity-building program for women’s human rights defenders that explores international women’s human rights theory and practice, bringing a feminist activist orientation to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, CEDAW.
We are pleased to offer this unique capacity-building program fully online using a combination of self-led online learning and virtual classroom sessions.
The 2-month WHRI Intensive Virtual Program is an opportunity to explore ways to use CEDAW and other international human rights mechanisms to strengthen human rights advocacy work, to promote intersectional feminist women’s human rights analysis and visioning, and to develop action-plans for implementing your learning, enhancing the impact of your feminist social justice work. Program participants benefit from a diverse array of moderators and presenters with expertise in the field, as well as through horizontal learning amongst participants bringing their own experience and knowledge from their own contexts.
Through live webinars, online forums, video and readings, self-care practices, arts-based inquiry, online panels, and independent work, the WHRI Intensive Virtual Program creates a space for women’s human rights advocates to reflect on and analyze their work, to enhance their organizing and advocacy skills as well as to build solidarity with movements and activists around the world.
Note: to improve the course experience and support deeper learning, participants will be capped at no more than 25.