Facilitate Human Rights from a Feminist Perspective: Economic Justice Trainings
Building on the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s distinct history within the women’s rights and global human rights community, as well as its contributions over the last two years in the production of feminist perspectives on economic policy, we propose to develop and administer training modules that will promote a strengthened understanding of the relationships between human rights and macroeconomic policies. Understanding the overall gendered effects and concrete impacts of macroeconomic policies on human rights can be an effective tool in feminist activism and the achievement of gender equality.
The Applying a Human Rights Framework to Macroeconomic Policies project comprises two key elements: (i) developing the training modules; and (ii) conducting the training. Overall, the feminist economic justice training will develop the capacities of activists based in feminist and social justice organizations, policy makers, and students to utilize a human rights framework in feminist analyses of macroeconomic policies.
The modules will lend themselves to conducting three and a half days, one day, half day trainings.
- To foster and develop synergies between human rights and progressive political economy approaches using a feminist lens.
- To develop the capacities of civil society organizations, policy makers, and students to use a human rights framework when analyzing macroeconomic policies from a feminist perspective.
- To draw upon human rights norms, standards, obligations and procedures and
- To promote the strategic use of human rights, not only as a moral framework, but also as a concrete tool to hold governments and other actors accountable.