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Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in General News

International Women’s Human Rights Education Institute Intensive

 

Dear Friends of CWSE,

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 collaboration between the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education/University of Toronto, and the Fundación Justicia y Género of Costa Rica.
Applications now open for the following 2016 programs:

 

International Women’s Human Rights Education Institute Intensive
August 8-19, 2016 – Toronto

 

 Overview:  The WHRI focuses on understanding and utilizing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and also looks more broadly at the herstory of the International Women’s Human Rights movement, human rights training and education, feminist frameworks of analysis, self-care and activist sustainability, and with a special focus on the intersections between CEDAW and Indigenous women’s rights, women and peacebuilding, and other issues of intersectional discrimination faced by women .

 

The program includes 3 weeks online learning pre-course ( from your home),    2 weeks intensive in Toronto, and an Online learning post-course and submission of post-institute plans

 

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

 

Directed by Alda Facio, LLP and expert member of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women, with Angela Lytle, MEd; Sujata Thapa, MA
Develop confidence in your understanding of women’s human rights mechanisms and visions, while learning from international participants and facilitators in the program!

 

for more information on this program visit http://learnwhr.org/programs/whri/