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Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in General News

International Women’s Human Rights Education Institute

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 to support your activism? Are you ready to deepen your knowledge of CEDAW, the UN Women’s Convention?

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 collaborative program between the the Fundación Justicia y Género of Costa Rica and the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education/OISE/University of Toronto.

A few spots left in our 2015 programs! APPLY NOW!

International Women’s Human Rights Education Institute Intensive

June 1 – 302015 – Toronto, Canada

Founded by Alda Facio, Expert Member of UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice

 

Overview:  The WHRI is an educational program which 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 particular areas of WHR, including Indigenous women’s rights, SOGI rights, women and peacebuilding, including UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, and more.

 

The program includes:

  •  3 week online learning pre-course (done from your home/office – internet access is required) in May 2015;
  • 4 weeks intensive onsite at the University of Toronto: June 1 – 30, 2015 (Plan to arrive in Toronto by May 31st);
  • Online learning post-course and submission of post-institute plans and implementation reports.

 

This program requires no legal training or experience with international law, and has an activist and educational orientation towards women’s human rights.   To know more about our framework and approach, please read through the materials on our website:  www.learnwhr.org

 

Directed by:  Alda Facio, Feminist Jurist & Expert Member of UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice

with Angela Lytle, WHRI Executive Director

Martha Morgan, Professor Emerita of Law

Angela Miles, Professor and WHRI Co-founder

Joined by guest facilitators:  Sujata Thapa, Debby Danard, Mary Eberts, Janine Moussa, Kenita Placide 

 

Field Trips to AWID’s Toronto office, Sistering: A Woman’s Place, and others included in the program.

 

Partner Organizations:  Centre for Women’s Studies in Education University of Toronto;  Fundación Justicia y Género Costa Rica

 

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 visithttp://learnwhr.org/programs/whri/

 


 

Applications also open for:

The “CEDAW for Change” Institute:

June 6-13, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

 

This 7-day training will focus on understanding and utilizing the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a tool for activism, feminist analysis and awareness-raising on women’s human rights.

 

Note:  This training is included in the WHRI Intensive outlined above, and is also offered as a stand-alone program for enrollment.

 

Directed by Alda Facio, LLP and Martha Morgan, JD, with Angela Lytle, MEd

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

 

For more information on this program please visit:  http://learnwhr.org/programs/cedaw/

www.learnwhr.org

 

For inquiries, contact WHRI Communications Officer Hala Zabaneh at hala@learnwhr.org

or info@learnwhr.org for general information

 

Please read the information on our website carefully before contacting us with specific questions, as we are unable to answer general inquiries due to the volume of requests.