CWGL pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013)
CWGL pays tribute to a leader who has inspired generations in working toward justice, equality and freedom. It’s hard to imagine another person who has had such a profound impact on humanity.
A prisoner of conscience, leader of the anti-apartheid movement, South Africa's first democratically-elected president, Nobel Laureate, and human rights defender, he exemplified courage and strength of character. His commitment to the rights of women was unwavering, from South Africa ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1995 under his presidency, to the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in 1996, which created the Commission on Gender Equality, and pledged gender equality and the elimination of discrimination based on gender. His call for fundamental freedoms, dignity and human rights resonates with the work we do each and every single day toward a world where all people are equal and gender equality is systemically realized.
Along with Mandela’s family, South Africa, and the world, we mourn his passing and celebrate his life and legacy by committing to fulfill his vision of inclusion, respect, and true democracy.
Save the Date: Human Rights at the Core of Sustainable and Just Development
On December 13, 2013, Executive Director Radhika Balakrishnan will speak at the 6th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Conference Room Trusteeship Council Chamber, New York, NY.
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CWGL Employment Opportunities:
- Administrative Director
- Program Coordinator, Economic and Social Rights
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Joint Statement to Promote a Global Development Strategy based on Human Rights submitted to the United Nations 58th Session Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58)
For many years we have worked to develop and facilitate women’s leadership for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide, calling attention to the critical importance of working toward the full realization of women’s rights - economic, social and cultural, and political and civil. Collectively and individually, we have worked to call on governments and all other development actors to utilize international human rights to provide a clear and universally recognized framework in the design, implementation, and monitoring of economic policies and programs.
Watch Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: 20 Years After Vienna
On October 3rd, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership hosted a daylong symposium to discuss human rights 20 years after the UN World Conference on Human Rights.