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CEDAW for Change 1 Week Institute in Toronto

Event Date: 
May 16, 2011 (All day) - May 20, 2011 (All day)

Are you a women’s human rights defender? Do you want to increase your knowledge of women’s human rights? Do you want to use the UN CEDAW convention to support your activism? Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers and educators at the CEDAW for Change 1 week Institute 2011.
www.learnwhr.org

WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!
CEDAW for Change
ONE WEEK INSTITUTE
May 16-20, 2011
Directed by Alda Facio, LLP and Martha Morgan, JD
Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
Offered in Association with IWRAW-AP
Synopsis follows---for full information and the online application form, see our website at: www.learnwhr.org
For inquiries, contact WHRI Executive Director Angela Lytle at info@learnwhr.org
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CEDAW For Change -1 Week Intensive Institute
Facilitators: Alda Facio and Martha Morgan, with Angela Lytle
Offered in Partnership with International Women’s Human Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP)
May 16 – 20, 2011
Discounts on tuition are available for unwaged/student/majority world applicants, as well as for multiple participants from one organization.

Participants in this one-week institute will cultivate an in-depth 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 right’s framework from a gender perspective.
The institute 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 details and the online application form, see our website at: www.learnwhr.org
For inquiries, contact us at: info@learnwhr.org
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Location:
entre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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