Women's Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI)
Are you a women’s human rights defender? Do you want to increase your understanding of women's human rights, and use the UN system to support your activism?
Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers, and educators in learning about the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the CEDAW for Change One-Week Women's Human Rights Education Institute this Nov 5 – Nov 9, 2012.
CEDAW for Change is offered in collaboration between:
The Centre for Women's Studies in Education (CWSE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto;
Fundación Justicia y Género, Costa Rica;
and International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia-Pacific (IWRAW-AP), Malaysia
Directed by Alda Facio, LLP
with Martha Morgan, JD, and Angela Lytle, MEd
The Women’s Human Rights Education Institutes is accepting applications for the 1-week CEDAW for Change Institute held from Nov 5 – Nov 9, 2012, in Toronto. Don’t miss this incredible chance to learn about CEDAW and how to integrate it into your work and activism. Details follow, orvisit our website at the address given above.
The CEDAW for Change one-week institute is designed to cultivate a better understanding of the principles of non discrimination and equality as enshrined in CEDAW and each State’s obligation to respect, protect and fulfill women’s human rights. Participants will be helped to frame whatever issues they are working on within a human rights framework from a gender perspective.
This session stresses the multiplicity of forms of discrimination women from diverse situations experience. During the week we will learn through activities focused around identity and interconnectedness, the complex nature of discrimination, the impact of culture and religion on women’s rights, and activism against discrimination. We will examine case studies that have come before the CEDAW committee and will explore ways in which CEDAW can be used to support local and national level activism through the submission of Shadow Reports by NGOs and through the CEDAW Optional Protocol.
For full information and the online application form, see our website at: www.learnwhr.org
For inquiries, contact WHRI Executive Director Angela Lytle or WHRI Communications Officer Hala Zabaneh at firstname.lastname@example.org.