The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is one of those feminist organizations that have been around since the early 90s when the big meetings and conferences that were instrumental to advancing women’s rights globally such as Beijing Platform for Action and Cairo Conference took place. CWGL has been a leader in fostering women’s leadership in the area of human rights through leadership institutes and campaigns including the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. You can read more about CWGL’s history and mission on their website.
CGWL has worked closely with AWID for a number of years and recently with the YFA program. Under the leadership of their new Executive Director, Radhika Balakrishnan, they have expaneded their programming to include more of a focus on economic rights and justice from a feminist perspective. Their new tumblr that is an excellent resource on economic power and rights. It is updated with new enteries on questions around economic power and justice as well as address issues related to economic rights that are often perceived as complex to understand. You can also leave comments on posts.
Below is an excerpt from their tumblr explaining what the tumblr is about:
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), based at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, envisions a world in which all people are equal and gender equality is systemically realized by the achievement of human rights for all. CWGL strengthens and facilitates women’s leadership for human rights and social justice worldwide.
This blog highlights current events addressing issues related to feminism, economic and social rights, violence against women, and international human rights tools while introducing new resources and introspective discussions to grapple with social justice challenges in the 21st century.
Check out the tumblr and their latest entry