We believe that women & girls can reach their full potential when systems are designed to include their experiences and voices, and existing patriarchal systems are disabled. Our programs expand access to justice and human rights education by using evidence-based solutions that are institutionalized in local communities affecting millions of women & girls.
We believe that the identity of marginalized communities must be safeguarded. This happens when their ethnic, national, religious, linguistic, political, or cultural backgrounds are not seen as antithetical to the State, but rather, as a driving force towards creating a pluralistic society. Ensuring equal dignity for minorities helps to ensure just and equitable systems.
The U.N. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism is central to how we monitor discrimination globally because of its universal coverage of human rights issues and ability to track States who have explicitly agreed to address human rights gaps by reforming their domestic policy. We train law students and civil society on law as an invaluable advocacy tool.
"And research has found that the typical Asian student needs to score 140 points higher on the SAT than an observationally similar white student to have the same likelihood of admission at selective private institutions."
Once you have the data, its time to stand up and fight discrimination.
This week the Asian-American Coalition for Education (AACE) filed an official complaint to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights against elite institutions, accusing them of discrimination against Asian-Americans in their admissions process. Ben Backes asks the hard question: Is discriminating against As...
Two Spanish cases currently pending before the European Court of Human Rights illustrate gaping lacunae in the protections extended to victims of trafficking on the continent. They also, however, offer a unique opportunity to broaden this protection by recognizing, for the first time, that the traf...
" Our analysis found strong evidence that digital fluency is helping women gain employment and attain higher levels of education, and that it is increasingly important in helping women advance at work. Digital fluency appears to be helping women access opportunities that didn’t exist before, such as the sharing economy and online learning, and it is critical for the flexibility they need to find and stay in jobs."
An interesting piece on #GenderEquality and Technology.