Women's Human Rights Institute: Building a Peaceful World in an Era of Globalization
May 4, 2009- June 5, 2009
Tuition: $4000 (regular)/ $2500 (student, unwaged, majority world) Group discounts available
The Institute brings feminist perspectives and an activist orientation to the inextricably related issues of peace, human rights and life-sustaining development. Participants will gain an understanding of the global economic, ecological, legal, cultural and political contexts of this work, as well as of the groundbreaking work that is currently being done and has been done over decades by women and men around the world.
Important milestones such as the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The African Protocol on Women’s Rights, the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women, Security Council Resolution 1325, the Beijing Platform for Action, and Women’s Action Agenda 21 will be featured as resources for social change. Effective ways of using them as tools for education and practice will be explored.
For more information, or to apply, please visit www.oise.utoronto.ca/cwse
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