ESCR-Net members elect new board
ESCR-Net is happy to announce that a new board has been elected for the period 2022 – 2024. The elections ran from 17 November to 17 December 2021, featured 25 candidates and elicited 125 votes from the network’s organizational members, resulting in the re-election of:
- Binota Moy Dhamai — Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) - Thailand
- Irene Escorihuela Blasco — Observatori DESC - Spain
- Maha Abdullah — Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies - Tunisia
- Ryan Schlief — International Accountability Project (IAP) - USA
And the election of:
- Christiana Saiti Louwa - World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) - Kenya
- Mary Ann Manja Bayang -Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) - Philippines
- Juana Toledo Pascual- Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj - Guatemala
ESCR-Net is grateful to the outgoing board members for their leadership over the past three years:
Priyanthi Fernando (International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, Malaysia), who served as the Board Secretary, Fernanda Hopenhaym (Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research , Mexico), who served as the Board Chair, and S’bu Zikode (Abahlali baseMjondolo, South Africa).
During their tenure from 2019-2021, they have reinforced ESCR-Net’s core principles and commitments amid intersecting crises intensified by COVID-19, guiding our Global Call to Action in response to the pandemic and resulting advocacy for a new social pact on care, debt cancellation, vaccine equity and public health, climate justice and more in the face of systemic global inequalities and corporate capture of public institutions and decision-making.
With strong incoming leadership for the coming period, ESCR-Net is well-prepared to confront significant challenges and take advantage of strategic openings to advance human rights and social justice for all.