Development

Primary tabs

On August 10, ESCR-Net sent a letter to the Government of Nepal to express concern regarding the reported and threatened human rights violations in connection with the World Bank-funded Khimti-Dhalkebar 220 kV Transmission Line Project (Project), in the Sindhuli...

In the October discussion facilitated by Kate Donald from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), we looked into the question of how we as human rights activists and practitioners can...

Welcome to our October monthly discussion! I’m Kate Donald from the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), and I’ll be facilitating the discussion this month. As you may know, two weeks ago, on 25 September 2015 at United Nations headquarters in New York,...

The Post 2015 Women’s Coalition released four press releases related to the new SDGs and women's rights. 

  • Press Release: "The Promise to '
  • ...

In response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL),...

Summary: This online toolkit http://opendevtoolkit.net/en-US includes a curated list of tools, which allow the user to understand, visualize or access aid data in various ways.

From 26 to 28 August, 2015, the Women and ESCR Working Group held an international strategy meeting to promote women's ESCR in Montevideo, Uruguay. The meeting – “Advancing Women’s ESCR: Alternative Visions of Development, Land and Property Rights”...

This case addresses the plight of as many as 100,000 children (known as talibés), who while attending Qur’anicschools (daaras) in Senegal, are forced by some instructors to beg in the streets, to secure their own survival and enrich the teachers. The children live away from their families, often in deplorable conditions, and are exposed to brutal physical assaults, malnutrition, illness, sexual abuse, and several other vulnerabilities. The forced begging leaves no time for a proper education.

ESCR-Net sent a second letter to the government of Cambodia to urge further measures to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of families affected by forced evictions from the Boeung Kak Lake area.