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[16days_discussion] 2012 Women's Human Rights Education Institutes

Women's Human Rights Education Institute info at
Tue Nov 22 15:07:15 EST 2011

*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 system to
support your activism, or train others on the principles of human rights?
Do you want to learn how to use a human rights framework to promote social
change? Join other international activists, scholars, community workers,
NGO representatives, lawyers and educators at the Women’s Human Rights
Education Institutes 2012.**

*The Women's Human Rights Education Institutes is now accepting
applications for the 6-week “Women’s Human Rights Education Institute” with
Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio running from May 21 –
June 28, 2012.*

Please note that the final application deadline for this 6-week institute
for international applicants is February 28, 2012. We will accept rolling
applications until the WHRI is full, but applying before this deadline
ensures sufficient time for support in visa processes and the possibility
of being considered for discounts or any funding that becomes available.

 We will also be accepting applications for the 1-week “CEDAW for Change”
module offered in collaboration with IWRAW-AP Malaysia, held from May 28 –
June 1, 2012.  Info follows; the application period will begin as of
January 1, 2012.

 Don’t miss this incredible chance to learn about the UN Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and how to
integrate it into your work and activism. Details follow, or visit our
website at the address given above.



*2012 Women’s Human Rights Education Institutes:**
**May 21 – June 28, 2012*

Directed by: Alda Facio, LLP with Debby Danard, PhD candidate; Angela
Lytle, MEd; Angela Miles, PhD; Martha Morgan, JD, Denisse Temin, MA
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 Fundación Justicia y Género, Costa Rica


**CEDAW for Change**

*May 28 – June 1, 2012***

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)
Offered in Association with International Women’s Rights Action Watch
Asia-Pacific (IWRAW-AP)

Synopsis follows---for full information and the online application form,
see our website at:

 For inquiries, contact WHRI Executive Director Angela Lytle at
info at

*Women’s Human Rights: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization
6 Week Institute*
Facilitators: Alda Facio with Debby Danard, Mary Eberts, Angela Lytle,
Angela Miles, Martha Morgan, Mary Eberts, Denisse Temin
Offered in Partnership with Fundación Justicia y Género, Costa Rica
*May 21 – June 28, 2012*

 Limited to TWENTY Canadian and international participants, so apply early
to ensure consideration.

 Application deadline for international applicants is *February 28, 2012.*

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the institute is
full, but applications received after that date will not be included in the
first round of acceptances and if any funding becomes available.

Apply soon!

 Discounts on tuition may be available for unwaged/student/majority world
applicants, as well as for multiple participants from one organization.

 This unique educational institute brings feminist perspectives and an
activist orientation to the inextricably related issues of peace, human
rights and life-sustaining development. Participants will develop a
practical understanding of the UN Human Rights system and how to apply a
women’s human rights framework to a multiplicity of issues.
The six-week WHRI brings together a balance of academic/theoretical inquiry
and engaged, activist praxis. Human rights, peace, and emerging
alternatives to globalization are examined both as interconnected elements
of a socially just and sustainable world and as alternative ways of
knowing, acting, being, and interacting. Women’s human rights are both the
subject and the guiding framework of the institute. This is reflected in
the teaching principles and methodology. The WHRI aims to create a safe,
supportive, and celebratory space that allows for collective sharing and
knowledge-building alongside skills training . Classes are participatory,
incorporate a broad variety of readings, videos, and activities, and in an
effort to promote integration and well-being, participants are offered
gentle yoga classes twice a week.

 All instructors have extensive activist experience at local, national and
international levels and are known for their theoretical, academic and
policy contributions in these areas. To maximize each individual’s learning
opportunity, participants are limited to TWENTY and come from all regions
of the world, many with a great deal of experience in the field of women’s
human rights.


*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 28 – June 1, 2012*

*Note:  The application period for the CEDAW for Change 1-Week Institute
will open as of January 1, 2012.*

Applications ongoing, but a deposit is required by April 1, 2012, to ensure
a space.  We will continue to allow enrolment until we reach capacity.
applicants should apply before April 1, 2012 to ensure full assistance with
visa procedures.

Discounts on tuition are available for unwaged/student/majority world
applicants, as well as for multiple participants from one organization.

The CEDAW for Change module within the six-week WHRI is open for additional
enrolment as a one-week intensive for those who cannot attend the full
course.  One-week participants will join the six-week programme
participants in this one-week module 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 right’s 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 and the online application form, see our website at:
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For inquiries, contact us at:  info at

angela lytle
executive director
women's human rights education institute
info at
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