Collective Work

Women are disproportionately impacted by the dominant economic system as well as intertwining patriarchal and racist structures in their homes, in their communities and at work. While women are part of wider workers’ struggles against exploitation, multiple and intersecting forms of...

The #WomenLeadOnLand video series features testimonies from women leaders of social movements for land, housing and natural resource   rights.

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The world was watching as the International Labour Organization (ILO), on its 100th anniversary, responded to the voices of millions of women around the world by adopting the first legally binding treaty to address gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work.

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In Mexico City, from 12 to 15 February, our Women and ESCR Working Group held a strategy meeting on women and work, co-hosted by Instituto de Liderazgo Simon de Beauvoir-ILSB. Building on a shared systemic analysis, the meeting brought together 15 ESCR-Net members from 13 countries, to explore...

 

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...

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 ...

From 14-16 May 2018 eighteen grassroots women leaders from ten countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America gathered together for a strategic exchange around women’s leadership in struggles to advance land, housing and natural resource rights. The exchange, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya,...

From 8-11 May 2018, the Women and ESCR Working Group and the Strategic Litigation Working Group of ESCR-Net collaborated with our member, the Endorois Welfare Council (EWC), in facilitating a workshop on human rights principles and organizing for Endorois women leaders at Lake Bogoria in Kenya....

Building on collective work to advance women’s rights related to land, housing and natural resources, ESCR-Net members active in the Women and ESCR and Corporate Accountability Working Groups engaged with fellow civil society advocates, state representatives and UN officials—at the...

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...