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ESCR-Net's Discussion Groups provide a plaftorm to exchange information and facilitate dialogue with other activists and human rights defenders around the world working on similar issues or projects.  Participants use these groups to post information requests, seek support for ongoing campaigns, share strategies and discuss current developments in the field of economic, social and cultural rights.

ESCR-Net's General Discussion Group

ESCR-Net hosts a general listserv, which allows groups to post information about campaigns and events, pose questions, seek input or assistance and share information on issues of general interest in the field of ESCR.  Subscribers also receive updates about ESCR-Net's projects and activities.  Currently, the general listserv has over 1800 groups and individuals that participate from around the world. 

ESCR-Net's Thematic Discussion Groups

ESCR-Net also moderates several Thematic Discussion Groups that facilitate information exchange and discussion regarding specific ESCR issues

  • Discussion Group on Adjudication of ESCR (one list is mainly in English and another list in Spanish)
    This Discussion Group was created to faciliate communication among organizations and individuals interested in demanding ESCR through legal mechanisms. We hope this space will also be a forum for the exchange of strategies and updated information on the development of case law related to ESCR.
  • Discussion Group on Corporate Accountability (multilingual)
    This Discussion Group facilitates discussion, information exchange and joint work among organizations and individuals from all over the world that are working to achieve that corporations incorporate human rights standards in their operations 
  • Discussion Group on Economic Policy & Human Rights (multilingual)
    The ESCR-Net Discussion Group on Economic Policy and Human Rights is organized to facilitate information-sharing and collective efforts related to international trade and investment as intersecting human rights, particularly economic, social, and cultural human rights
  • Discussion Group on Human Rights and the Environment (multilingual)
    This Discussion Group was created to exchange information and facilitate debate, joint actions and strategy exchange on two interrelated areas of work: human rights and environment. The group is formed by people that work in one or the other area in order to explore the relations between the two
  • Discussion Group on Monitoring of ESCR (multilingual)
    This Discussion Group aims to facilitate information-sharing regarding monitoring methdos related to economic, social and cultural rights, information relating to diverse tools and resources and to facilitate capacity building
  • Discussion Group on the Right to Health (multilingual) 
    This Discussion Group was established to facilitate discussion and information exchange relevant to the Right to Health. Originally the discussion group focused on human rights issues related to HIV/AIDS. Over time, the interest of participants in the discussion group expanded to a broader focus on the human right to health
  • Discussion Group on Women and ESCR (one list is mainly in English and another list in Spanish)
    The Women and ESCR Discussion Group provides an online space for organizations, individual advocates, and academics to share resources and information, to discuss key issues and potential responses, and to explore possibilities for collective efforts

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