Masimanyane attending CEDAW course at Oxford University

Zoliswa Sigabi, Alda Facio

Masimanyane Board Member Zoliswa Sigabi is attending a high level course on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at Oxford University from 25-30 September.

The course, which offers delegates a chance to learn about CEDAW from a feminist activist perspective, is being presented in partnership with the Women’s Solidarity Fund and the International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

Directed by Costa Rican feminist jurist and Chair of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women, Alda Facio, the WHRI has been offering activist-oriented training on CEDAW at the University of Toronto and internationally since 2004.

This programme focusses on developing a practical understanding of CEDAW as a living framework for women’s human rights.

The course is activist in orientation, looking at how CEDAW can be used as an analytical framework and a practical tool for advancing feminist advocacy, and the role and importance of CEDAW within the context of transnational feminist organizing. The role of civil society, including activists and scholars, will be emphasised.

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