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PWESCR

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PWESCR

New Delhi, Delhi,

India

Company Description

PWESCR is currently particularly focused on South Asia. It is estimated that women form 70% of the world's poor and two third of the world's illiterates while they own only 1% of the world's wealth. Women often work longer hours than men, but substantial part ...more

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Delegates India: W20 Germany

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Priti Darooka
PWESCR - Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Founder & Executive Director To develop a collective platform to advocate for women's economic empowerment globally Curriculum Vitae Priti Darooka is a human rights defender from the South with expertise in women's ESCR. She is the founder and executive director of PWESCR (Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), an international advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India, Sri Lanka and in Netherlands. Priti strives toPW build South feminist leadership and a human rights network with the capacity to monitor and advocate policy at all levels - national, regional and international. She works with the human rights frameworks and mechanisms to address all forms of inequalities including poverty. At PWESCR, she works to promote women's human rights, especially in the context of economic, social and cultural rights by engendering policy, law and practice at local, national, regional and international levels. She has helped PWESCR develop its Leadership Institute in Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), an innovative annual leadership development programme for women's rights leaders from the Global South; and Garima, an annual leadership development programme for women working at community level, especially from marginalised communities, including Dalits, tribal, rural and ethnic minorities. PWESCR now has a growing network of over 400+ organisations, networks, movements and individual across global South and has began to make effective interventions at several policy discourses. Working in partnership with diverse groups and networks, Priti is part of several initiatives on women's poverty, right to livelihoods and productive resoures including right to natural resorues (land, water and forests), right to social security, rights of women as workers including farmers, and producers, and concept of women's work including unpaid work, and right to food. With Priti's substantial expertise on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), PWESCR works closely with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and various UN rapporteurs. Priti has assisted women from civil society groups from several countries to participate in CESCR review process. Civil society participation in CESCR process has contributed to a conducive environment for human rights at national level in several of these countries. Brining a feminist analysis to CESCR process has also resulted in further deepening of the Committee's own understanding of women's issues. Priti is a member of the Global Reference Group for Bread for the World. She is a member of UNRISD Social Protection and Human Rights Advisory Group. She is a founding member of SAFA (South Asian Feminist Alliance) for ESCR. A similar women's ESCR alliance is emerging in Africa region too. She is a founder of Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors' and a member of its core group. She is also the feminist focal person for Asia Pacific for CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). She is a co- covenor of the National Forum for Action on Convergence (NFAC) in India, a resource platform that works with government for effective and inclusive models of governance. Priti has authored and presented numerous papers in various international conferences and forums. Priti was previously at the Ford Foundation in New York, United States, and assisted the organisation in its grant-making in the areas of international human rights; women's rights and gender equity; and international economic policy. Prior to the Ford Foundation, she was at UNIFEM (United Nation's Development Funds for Women) (now UN Women) where she worked on violence against women and coordinated UNIFEM's work in Afghanistan. As a consultant to the Center for Women's Global Leadership, she organised a women's rights hearing at the UN conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. She was the National Campaign Coordinator with UNITE for their Global Justice for Garment Workers Campaign. Priti has also worked with community-based organisations such as Manavi, and Urban Justice Center (UJC). She was also involved in the Stop FTAA (Free Trade Area of Americas) campaign and focused on different aspects of trade, and women's lives, from a feminist and human rights perspective. She has a masters degree in women's studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, United States.


Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR)

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Priti Darooka
Priti Darooka is the founder and executive director of PWESCR (The Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights). Working in partnership with diverse groups and networks, she continues to provide support and is part of several initiatives on women's poverty, right to livelihoods including right to land, social security and right to food. She strives to make human rights framework and mechanisms relevant to address issues of poverty. With expertise on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, she works closely with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and various UN rapporteurs. She has assisted women from civil society groups from several countries to participate in CESCR review process. She helped PWESCR develop its leadership institute in women's ESCR, an innovative leadership development programme. She was previously at the Ford Foundation, in New York and assisted the Foundation in its grant making in the areas of International Human Rights; Women's Rights and Gender Equity; and International Economic Policy. She also helped the Foundation in the creation of ESCR net and in linking works of feminist economist with human rights advocates. Prior to the Ford Foundation, she was at UNIFEM (United Nation's Development Funds for Women) where she worked on violence against women indicators and assessment and coordinating UNIFEM's work in Afghanistan. As a consultant to the Center for Women's Global Leadership, she organized a women's rights hearing at the UN conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. She was the National Campaign Coordinator with UNITE for their Global Justice for Garment Workers Campaign. Priti has also worked with community based organizations such as Manavi, and Urban Justice Center (UJC), She was also involved in the Stop FTAA (Free Trade Area of Americas) campaign and focused on different aspects of trade, and women's lives, from a feminist and human rights perspective. Priti has authored and presented many papers in various international conferences and forums. She has a Masters degree in women's studies from Rutgers University in the US. Priti is a founding member of SAFA (South Asian Feminist Alliance) for ESCR and a member of core group for Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. She is also the Feminist Focal person for South Asia for CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness. She has recently been appointed member of the Global Reference Group for Bread for the World. Priti Darooka Founder, Managing Trustee, Executive Director Priti Darooka is the founder and executive director of PWESCR (The Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights). Working in partnership with diverse groups and networks, she continues to provide support and is part of several initiatives on women's poverty, right to livelihoods including right to land, social security and right to food. She strives to make human rights framework and mechanisms relevant to address issues of poverty. With expertise on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, she works closely with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and various UN rapporteurs. She has assisted women from civil society groups from several countries to participate in CESCR review process. She helped PWESCR develop its leadership institute in women's ESCR, an innovative leadership development programme. She was previously at the Ford Foundation, in New York and assisted the Foundation in its grant making in the areas of International Human Rights; Women's Rights and Gender Equity; and International Economic Policy. She also helped the Foundation in the creation of ESCR net and in linking works of feminist economist with human rights advocates. Prior to the Ford Foundation, she was at UNIFEM (United Nation's Development Funds for Women) where she worked on violence against women indicators and assessment and coordinating UNIFEM's work in Afghanistan. As a consultant to the Center for Women's Global Leadership, she organized a women's rights hearing at the UN conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. She was the National Campaign Coordinator with UNITE for their Global Justice for Garment Workers Campaign. Priti has also worked with community based organizations such as Manavi, and Urban Justice Center (UJC), She was also involved in the Stop FTAA (Free Trade Area of Americas) campaign and focused on different aspects of trade, and women's lives, from a feminist and human rights perspective. Priti has authored and presented many papers in various international conferences and forums. She has a Masters degree in women's studies from Rutgers University in the US. Priti is a founding member of SAFA (South Asian Feminist Alliance) for ESCR and a member of core group for Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. She is also the Feminist Focal person for South Asia for CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness. She has recently been appointed member of the Global Reference Group for Bread for the World. Priti Darooka, Founder and Executive Director Priti Darooka is the founder and executive director of PWESCR (Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights). Working in partnership with diverse groups and networks, she continues to provide support and is a part of several initiatives on women's poverty, right to livelihoods including right to land, social security and right to food. She strives to make human rights framework and mechanisms relevant to address issues of poverty. With expertise on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, she works closely with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and various UN rapporteurs. She has assisted women from civil society groups from several countries to participate in CESCR review process. She helped PWESCR develop its Leadership Institute in Women's ESCR, an innovative leadership development programme. She was previously at the Ford Foundation, in New York and assisted the foundation in its grant making in the areas of international human rights; women's rights and gender equity; and international economic policy. She also helped the foundation in the creation of ESCR-Net and in linking works of feminist economists with human rights advocates. Prior to the Ford Foundation, she was at UNIFEM (United Nation's Development Funds for Women) where she worked on violence against women indicators and assessment and coordinated UNIFEM's work in Afghanistan. As a consultant to the Center for Women's Global Leadership, she organised a women's rights hearing at the UN Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. She was the national campaign coordinator with UNITE for their Global Justice for Garment Workers Campaign. Priti has also worked with community-based organisations such as Manavi, and Urban Justice Center (UJC). She was also involved in the Stop FTAA (Free Trade Area of Americas) campaign and focused on different aspects of trade and women's lives, from a feminist and human rights perspective. Priti has authored and presented many papers in various international conferences and forums. She has a master's degree in women's studies from Rutgers University in the US. Priti is a founding member of SAFA (South Asian Feminist Alliance) for ESCR and a member of core group for Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. She is also the feminist focal person for South Asia for CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness. She has recently been appointed member of the Global Reference Group for Bread for the World.


Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR)

www.pwescr.org [cached]

Priiti Darooka, Executive Director
Priiti Darooka is the Founder and Executive Director of the new international Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR). She was previously at the Ford Foundation, in New York Human Rights unit, and has focused to promote women and ESCR. Prior to the Ford Foundation, she was at UNIFEM where she worked on violence against women indicators, assessing and coordinating UNIFEM's work in Afghanistan. As a consultant to the Center for Women's Global Leadership, she organized a women's human rights hearing at the UN Conference against racism in Durban, South Africa. She was the National Campaign Coordinator with UNITE for their Global Justice for Garment Workers Campaign. Priiti has also worked with Manavi, a South Asian women's organization working with women and children who faced violence in their lives. At Urban Justice Center (UJC), she worked with the NYC Welfare Reform & Human Rights Documentation Project, where she developed policy brief on welfare reform and women, which were used as a media and advocacy tool by welfare advocates of New York City to expose human rights violations. She was also involved in the Stop FTAA (Free Trade Area of Americas) campaign and focused on different aspects of trade, and women's lives, from a feminist and human rights perspective


Advisory group - Social Protection and Human Rights

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Priti Darooka
Founder, Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, India Priti Darooka is the founder and executive director of PWESCR (Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), an international advocacy and educational initiative to promote women's human rights, through a gender framework. She is part of several initiatives on women's poverty, right to livelihoods (including right to land, social security) and the right to food. She has extensive expertise on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and works closely with the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and various Special Rapporteurs to address poverty through from a human rights-based perspective. She has assisted women from civil society groups in several countries to participate in CESCR review process, and helped PWESCR develop its Leadership Institute in Women's Economic, Social and Cultural rights for pioneers in women's rights in the Global South. Priti is a also a founding member of the Core Group for the Global Coalition on Social Protection Floors, as well as part of the Global Reference Group for Bread for the World and is the Feminist Focal point for Asia region for CSO partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). riti works with many community-based organizations, such as Manavi, the Urban Justice Center, and Stop Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) campaign, focusing on different aspects of trade, and women's lives, from a feminist and human rights perspective.Previously, she worked at the Ford Foundation where she assisted in grant making, UNIFEM, and as a consultant at the Center for Women's Global Leadership.


Our network | Page 15 | International Land Coalition

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Priti Darooka
pwescr@pwescr.org


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