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Date(s) - 04/06/2018 - 31/08/2018
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University of Toronto


Founded in 2004 by Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio, the WHRI Intensive institute combines an online learning program with 3 weeks of in-class learning to delve deeply into CEDAW and women’s human rights activism and education.  Participants will gain competency in understanding and utilizing CEDAW and women’s human rights frameworks for analysis and activism, as well as exploring a diverse range women’s issues through a transformative and holistic curriculum oriented towards personal and social change.


WHRI’s Educational Programs are Directed by Alda Facio:  WHRI Co-founder, Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist, Chair-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women (UN WGDAW).

The WHRI Intensive is co-facilitated by: Angela Lytle (WHRI ED) & Anya Victoria (WHRI LAC Program Director), with special guests including Meskerem Geset (Rapporteur of UN WGDAW), Dr. Debby Danard (Indigenous Knowledge-keeper), Mary Eberts (Human Rights expert), Kenita Placide (SOGI Rights expert) and more to be announced! See bios here.

This program is executed in 3 parts:

June 2018:  3 week online learning program
July 3 – 20, 2018:  In-class intensive in Toronto
August 2018:  Follow-up online learning program

WHRI Intensive Tuition:   $3,500 USD.

Discounted rate:  Unwaged participants, full-time students and staff of women’s organizations with an annual budget of less than USD $80,000 are automatically eligible for the discounted tuition rate of $2500 USD.  Multiple participants from a single organization may be eligible for a discount, please inquire at info@learnwhr.org.

For more information, see: http://learnwhr.org/whri2018/.