CWGL Changes in Organizational Structure
I would like to take this opportunity to share recent changes in the leadership structure at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). Over the last five and a half years, I have served as Executive Director of CWGL while maintaining my position as a full-time Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University.
As CWGL’s work continues to expand in the areas of economic and social rights, promoting an end to gender-based violence, and strengthening women’s coalitions at the international level, it needs to expand and diversify its management structure. The first step will be to recast the executive director position, removing all academic and university directed responsibilities, so that this position can focus exclusively on the overall management and development of programmatic initiatives. The second step is to create a Faculty Director position which will work with the Executive Director to shape programmatic direction and to link the work of the Center to the academic community. The Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, staff and consultants, fundraising and programmatic reporting as well as work with the Faculty Director for strategic direction and program development and implementation.
I will stay on as Faculty Director, bridging the work of CWGL with the academic mission of Rutgers University. Please note that the executive director is a staff position, not a faculty post. We ask that you share the position announcement with interested colleagues.
The direct link to the job posting is http://uhrapps.rutgers.edu/jobs/JobDetail.aspx?pst_num=15-000101.
We appreciate your assistance in helping us find qualified candidates and thank you for your continued support of CWGL!
Equality, Development and Peace: 2015 and Beyond
In preparation for the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March 2015, CWGL drafted a statement to encourage UN Member States to fulfill their human rights obligations toward the full realization of women’s rights.
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The US Financial Crisis, Post-2015 Development Agenda, and Human Rights
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Transforming the development agenda requires more, not less, attention to human rights
By CWGL Executive Director Radhika Balakrishnan and CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz
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Publications and Videos
- Center for Women's Global Leadership Annual Report 2013-2014
- Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: 20 Years After Vienna
- Video (Keynote Address): Nine minute excerpt featuring Anthony Romero from the ACLU, Radhika Balakrishnan from CWGL, and moderated by LaShawn Jefferson from the Ford Foundation.
- Video (Symposium): Forty-one minute synopsis of the daylong proceedings. Speakers include: Ejim Dike, US Human Rights Network; Noura Erakat, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Norma Maldonado, Asociacion Raxch' och Oxlaju Aj; and Bernedette Muthien, Coalition of African Lesbians.