ED Engagements: CWGL’s Krishanti Dharmaraj speaks at Women Deliver & Monmouth University’s Symposium

Written by Victoria Zhou, Program Intern CWGL’s Executive Director, Krishanti Dharamaraj, participated at the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia this past June among 2500+ organizations. The Conference invited conversations on various women’s issues, and CWGL focused on women...

CWGL Participation in IPU Forum of Women Parliamentarians

Written by MaryBeth Bognar, Program Coordinator Photographs: Interparliamentary Union On April 6, 2019, CWGL’s Executive Director Krishanti Dharmaraj presented during the Forum of Women Parliamentarians that took place at the 140th Interparliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Doha, Qatar. Under the...

Side event at UNPFII 2019: Harassment and violence against women in the world of work

Written by Anya Victoria, CWGL Consultant Photographed by Tapio Keihäs, Chirapaq   The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) is committed to advancing substantive equality for women in the world of work by using an intersectional approach. For this reason, CWGL and the United States Human...

CWGL participation in the UN Commission on the Status of Women: ‘social protections’ at the...

Written by MaryBeth Bognar (Program Coordinator, Outreach) The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) has a history of engaging at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as part of its continued mobilization with other feminist organizations to advance women’s rights. Each CSW...

CWGL collaborated with the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women to hold a consultation...

WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK Written by  Magali Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) On March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day and the eve of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women, CWGL had the pleasure of collaborating with the UN Working Group on the Issue...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence: Journalist Consultations in Melbourne & Mexico City

Written by Cosette Thompson (CWGL Consultant) CWGL's 2016 Assessment of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign highlighted the roles and responsibilities of journalists in reporting on gender-based violence (GBV), including their contribution towards its eradication. In the context...

Strategizing in Jordan on feminist peace

In January, our team jumped into 2019 by traveling to Jordan for two key strategy meetings on feminist peace with our partners. WORKING TOGETHER TO DEFINE PEACE BEYOND THE ABSENCE OF WAR As a strategic goal in advancing women's rights, CWGL is working to redefine peace and measure it with the...

2019 is here, and we are ready!

At the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), we believe that a world without violence is possible. In a time where misogyny, hate, and inequality are gaining rapid exposure, we aim to achieve equality by ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women. The close of 2018...

GBV & Women Workers: Conversations in Sri Lanka & Madrid

Written by MaryBeth Bognar (Program Coordinator, Outreach)   It is almost impossible to talk about 2018 without mention of the amplified testimonies of violence and harassment faced by women workers, in part due to Me Too/Yo También, among other local movements. At CWGL, we aim to achieve equality by...

Discussion panel: Addressing the impact of austerity measures on women’s human rights

Written by  Magali Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) Photographed by Zarin Hamid (Program Coordinator, Convening & Training) Macroeconomic policy is often thought of as “gender neutral.” However, economic policies affect women and men differently due to their different positions and...

Side event: "Gender Dimensions of Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Trafficking in Persons"

Written by Magalí Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) Last Friday, 26 October 2018, CWGL's Executive Director, Krishanti Dharmaraj, was part of a panel on the gender dimensions of contemporary forms of slavery and trafficking in persons. This side event was co-organized by the UN...

Team CWGL Takes on IAFFE

Written by Magalí Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) was thrilled to be part of the 2018 annual conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Between June 19 and 22, more than two hundred Feminist...

CWGL Faculty Director Presents to Joint Meeting of UN Agency Executive Boards on Inequality

Written by MaryBeth Bognar (Program Coordinator)   Radhika Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Faculty Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), spoke at the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women, and WFP. Balakrishnan presented during a panel that focused...

CWGL Hosts Dr. Natalia Kanem for event:Transforming our Future: Human Rights, Equality, and Peace

Written by  Alexa Russo (Research Assistant) Photographed by Sarah Ragsdale (Communications Intern)   On April 2nd, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) had the opportunity to host Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), at...

CWGL at CSW62

As it is for many of our friends in the women's rights community, this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was a whirlwind of feminist energy. With a growing team and program initiatives, the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) had the opportunity to hold and take part in...

CWGL Welcomes Past and Present Special Rapporteurs on Violence Against Women in Conversation with...

                                  Written by Melanie Hung, Program Intern   The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) had the pleasure of hosting the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (UN SRVAW), Dubravka Šimonović, to discuss her individual mandate under the Human Rights Council, the relevance to the lives of...

Engage in the conversation: Moving Forward: Defending Civil Liberties and Human Rights.

In April, CWGL Faculty Director, Radhika Balakrishnan brought together Margaret Huang (Executive Director, Amnesty USA), Anthony Romero (Executive Director, ACLU) and Vince Warren (Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights) to engage in the conversation: Moving Forward: Defending Civil...

This summer, we had two dynamic and inspiring women join us as Mandela Fellows.

This summer, we had two dynamic and inspiring women join us as Mandela Fellows. We welcomed Josephine Nkrurunziza (Rwanda), a gender and accountability specialist with experience in program management of girls' and women's issues, and Ayanda Simangele (Swaziland), a champion of equal rights in...

CWGL had the pleasure of hosting former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

CWGL had the pleasure of hosting former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for a luncheon in April to discuss feminist political leadership during a rising conservative climate. The dialogue took place among an audience of feminist human rights leaders who engaged with Ms. Rousseff on issues...
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