Collective Work

  • The Corporate Accountability Working Group (CAWG) strongly believes in our role as part of the global community to shape a new reality where the well-being of people is placed before corporate profit. In a recent Working Group call, Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj, a social movement member of CAWG,...

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has had wide-reaching impacts on people’s human rights, including economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR), largely due to the measures governments have taken to control the spread of infection. Evidence highlighted by ESCR-Net Monitoring Working Group (MWG) members...

  • As human rights violations underscored and worsened by the coronavirus pandemic reverberate around the world, the realization of environmental, economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR) provides the path forward for any lawful and effective response. ESCR-Net’s Strategic Litigation Working...

  • COVID-19 has revealed a longstanding public health crisis, which is one aspect of a wider crisis of the dominant socio-economic model.  This model has entailed systemic oppressions, commodification of health and care work, weakening of social protection, and fiscal austerity driven by neoliberal...

  •  The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing the failures of the global economic system and deepening its inherent injustices and inequalities. The ...

  • Following the COVID-19 crisis and response, members have highlighted fundamental issues of concern in the context of climate justice, environmental rights and human rights, as well as  the opportunity to reflect on what this crisis means in terms of advancing a transformative rights-based agenda...

  • The COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it have both exposed and exacerbated existing structural injustices relating to inequality, discrimination, marginalization and dispossession. Traditionally marginalized groups such as women, youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and ethnic minorities are...

  • The Day After Tomorrow: Confronting Systemic Injustices, Advancing Human Rights

     

    • ESCR-Net Global Call to Action – already endorsed by 135 members and 40 allies from over 60 countries – advances collective demands for a just recovery and new normal in the face of COVID19
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  • ESCR-Net has launched Altavoz, a guide that provides practical information and tools for using parallel reporting to advance women’s economic social and cultural rights and raise international attention on issues of...

  • The Women’s Global Strike, a global campaign currently endorsed by over 90 organizations and movements worldwide, is a response to the unkept promises made 25 years ago in the Beijing Declaration by our governments to advance equality, development...

  • More than 25 members of ESCR-Net—social movements and NGOs from around the world—participated in the fifth session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG), which is tasked with drafting a binding treaty on business and human rights, from 14-18 October 2019.

    A significant number...

  • ESCR-Net members have identified environmental destruction and climate change as one of five common conditions threatening communities globally, highlighting the endlessly extractive nature of our dominant economic system and the commodification of nature. Eco-destruction and climate change...