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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
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Priti Darooka, Founder, Managing Trustee and Executive Director, PWESCR (The Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)
Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR)
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).
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
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.
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
PWESCR - Mama Cash
UN-rapporteur Olivier de Schutter and Priiti Darooka, director of PWESCR
PWESCR convinced the rapporteur to meet with women's organisations to get their perspectives on the right to food. 'It's a great opportunity.
Usually we only get to talk to rapporteurs who work on specific 'women's issues' like violence against women.
But it's very important to put women on the mainstream agenda.
Because the right to food is a women's issue' says Priiti Darooka, executive director of PWESCR.
Darooka: 'It is the only way we can hold governments accountable for women's poverty.' Mama Cash supports PWESCR in their struggle for recognition of women as producers of food and agricultural workers.
ESCR-Net: Resource Page on Women's Housing and Land Rights
For more information on PWESCR, please contact their director, Priti Darooka, at email@example.com.
Priti Darooka, Executive ...
Priti Darooka, Executive Director PWESCR (Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)