Institute on Women's Human Rights to Convene in Toronto

Monday, July 26 2010

Offered by the Center for Women's Studies in Education of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada from May 22 to June 29, 2007, this human rights institute will expose participants to human rights standards set by the United Nations and enable them to deliver human rights education in their own countries and contexts. Speakers will address the organizing efforts of women as they advocated to establish important international milestones like the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, African Protocol on Women’s Rights, Security Council Resolution 1325, Beijing Platform for Action, and Women’s Action Agenda 21, will be featured. They will also explore the potential of these international conventions and policies as tools for social change, and highlight how they can be used to bring about real progress on the ground. Alda Facio, Peggy Antrobus and Mònica Muñoz-Vargas will be among the faculty.

Applications for this six-week institute must be sent in by February 15, 2007, to receive guaranteed consideration.

For an application form and more information, e-mail Pat Doherty at; You can also visit:

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