WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! CEDAW for Change One Week Institute
June 3 - 7, 2013
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 (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) 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
For full details, including costs and application deadlines, 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 info(at)learnwhr.org
CEDAW is needed, but not so many people understand it well. We need to learn more about iti
Director Center for Community Development and Education (CCDE) Banda Aceh, the Editor of POTRET, the grassroors women magazine, published in Aceh, Indonesia