Collective Work & Discussions

 

Data — especially official data — should align with human rights standards and obligations. It should be available and accessible to human rights advocates and communities in ways that makes it truly useful and relevant for informing decisions that affect their lives...

In Mexico City, from the 29 January – 2 February, the Monitoring Working Group of ESCR-Net held its first strategy meeting. The meeting brought together 20 members of ESCR-Net to discuss key challenges in using data to advance socioeconomic rights, develop a shared analysis of how data should...

ESCR-Net members have increasingly been using the term “corporate capture” to refer to the means by which an economic elite undermine the realization of human rights and the environment by exerting undue influence over domestic and international decision-makers and public institutions.

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From 22-25 July, 31 member representatives from 17 countries met in Durban, South Africa, organized with Abahlali baseMjondolo and the ...

Data and evidence can play a crucial role in advancing social justice and human rights. Yet ESCR-Net members have recognized that too often data production does not reflect the lived realities of peoples who face poverty, inequality and injustice.

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At the ESCR-Net Global Strategy Meeting in November 2016, over 140 representatives of Member organizations – working across four languages – defined shared objectives to collectively confront unjust systems and promote transformative alternatives to advance ESCR over the next...

Why and How Do We Apply Budget Analysis in Advancing ESCR?

In June/July 2016, members of the Monitoring Working Group conducted a brief survey to solicit interest and experiences on the use of...

Welcome to our December monthly discussion! I’m Alejandra Umpiérrez from the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo), a Uruguay-based civil society organization advocating for the right to information, freedom of expression and citizen...

In the November discussion facilitated by Pauline Vata from Hakijamii (Economic & Social Rights Centre), we explored how we can improve the use of indicators for effective country review by U.N....