Online Course Beginning July 14 – CWP’s Putting Poverty in the “Rights” Place

Submitted by HannahMacDonald on July 10, 2017 - 1:02am
An Learning Opportunity

Sign up now to be added to join CWP’s two-week online economic and social rights course: Putting Poverty in the ‘Rights’ Place: An Intro to Economic & Social Rights in Canada and BC!

What do economic and social rights have to do with Canada? What have the United Nations and courts said about poverty as a violation of human rights in Canada? What does all of this mean for provinces and territories like British Columbia?

Canada Without Poverty's course offers the opportunity for people all across Canada to learn and discuss the answers to these questions. We will be joined by experts in the field of economic and social rights join us in our discussions!

Poverty is a violation of human rights. People living in poverty are deprived not only of finances, but often of the freedom and ability to live with dignity. Ending poverty is about justice and economic and social rights are the foundation. This course will walk you through the meaning of economic and social rights in both Canada and BC and why it is important to recognize human rights are at the root of addressing social challenges. Over 2 weeks, leading human rights experts, including the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha, will help you work through reading material and discussions to help you get better acquainted with economic and social rights and how they apply to poverty in Canada.

Learn more about the event here, and register here!

Related opportunity:

  • Tamarack and Maytree have teamed up to initiate an online community of practice dedicated to "Building a Culture of Human Rights for Poverty Reduction".  Our first online meeting will be taking place on July 20, 2017. To sign up for emails about our upcoming call, please register here.