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The Constitutional Court accumulated 19 cases involving women who, at the time of the events in question, were pregnant, lactating, or on maternity leave, and worked in various positions in the public sector governed by the Organic Law of Public Service (LOSEP). The Court addresses the violation of pregnant and lactating women’s rights and provides further protections by formally recognizing the right to care.

Case Filing Contributes to Collective Initiative to Develop a Feminist Global Social Pact on Care

Last month, in the case of ...

In December 2019, The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) published a briefing entitled “Dismantling the Dogmas of Austerity and Fiscal Injustice in Latin America,” refuting 10 commonly held...

UN Committee on ESCR addresses the impact of unpaid care work on women’s social security access

Marcia Cecilia Trujillo Calero made 29 years’ worth of retirement contributions to the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS). Of the 305 contributions she made, approximately half were voluntary contributions made from 1981 through 1995, when she was an unpaid care worker at home, caring for her three children. During an eight-month period starting in 1989, Ms. Trujillo paused her voluntary payments, though she retroactively paid them in full in April 1990. Afterward, Ms.

Last October, members from the Strategic Litigation Working Group and Women and ESCR Working Group submitted a collective third party intervention...

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We invite you to a conversation that aims to amplify rural women and girls’ unique experiences and challenges with regards to corporate-related human rights abuses, with a focus on women human rights defenders in rural areas. The event will consider the important effects women’s political...

In October 2017, members of the ESCR-Net Strategic Litigation Working Group and the Women and ESCR Working Group worked collaboratively to submit a third-party intervention to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural...

On 16 February 2017, the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF); the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia); and Earth Rights International (ERI) - all members of ESCR-Net - submitted an amicus curiae to the Inter-American Court of...

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...