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HRC 35 | Recognizing the critical role of WHRDs to support and implement the Sustainable Development Goals

Women Human Rights Defenders are at the forefront of rights struggles. WHRDs are targeted because of our work, including for what we do, the fact that we do it, and the identities we carry.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

Why feminists should engage in the HRC

AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. We met with Meghan Doherty, Cynthia Rothschild and Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani, who are involved in this process. They reflect on their perspective.

Source: AWID

Why feminists should engage in the HRC

AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. We met with Meghan Doherty, Cynthia Rothschild and Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani, who are involved in this process. They reflect on their perspective.

Source: AWID

Why feminists should engage in the HRC

AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the 35th session of the Human Rights Council. We met with Meghan Doherty, Cynthia Rothschild and Alejandra Sardá-Chandiramani, who are involved in this process. They reflect on their perspective.

Source: AWID

Call for contributions: Guidance on human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies

Deadline: 31 July 2017

Human Rights Council resolution 34/ 3 adopted on 23 March 2017 requested the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights to develop guiding principles for human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies. The Independent Expert wants to implement this mandate in a participatory manner in collaboration with experts from States, international fi nancial institutions and other human rights mechanisms.

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Call for contributions: Guidance on human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies

Deadline: 31 July 2017

Human Rights Council resolution 34/ 3 adopted on 23 March 2017 requested the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights to develop guiding principles for human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies. The Independent Expert wants to implement this mandate in a participatory manner in collaboration with experts from States, international fi nancial institutions and other human rights mechanisms.

Source: United Nations Human Rights Read more

Call for contributions: Guidance on human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies

Deadline: 31 July 2017

Human Rights Council resolution 34/ 3 adopted on 23 March 2017 requested the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights to develop guiding principles for human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies. The Independent Expert wants to implement this mandate in a participatory manner in collaboration with experts from States, international fi nancial institutions and other human rights mechanisms.

Source: United Nations Human Rights Read more

Program Officer: Asia

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Washington, United States

Organization: The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs seeks a Program Officer to contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of democratic development projects in collaboration with regional and field staff.

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Women's Empowerment Program Manager

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Lima, Peru

Organization: The Light and Leadership Initiative

The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) is searching for an intern to lead our Women's program. The main responsibility would be to lead coordination of weekly educational workshops with our women's group concerning health issues, human rights, trade skills, etc.

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International volunteer opportunities in gender

Deadline: Until filled

Location: International

Organization: Uniterra

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) are currently recruiting a number of Gender Advisor Volunteers for their jointly implemented Uniterra program as well as a number of different bilateral programs. For details on specific assignments, please see the links below.

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